Kuumba: Simon's new sound (K)

United States, 1978

Film
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Animated film about a young boy living in Trinidad who experiments with various sounds to create an instrument to play in the Mardi Gras. Shows his success in fabricating a steel drum from the bottom of an oil drum. Written by Joel Dreyfuss, designed and animated by Robert Bloomberg and Jane Aaron, narrated by Lawrence Andrews, Lucille Arnold, Pamela Franco and Opal Palmer. Music by ‘The Louis Arnold Steel Drummers’.

Credits

production company

Nguzo Saba Films

producer

Carol Munday Lawrence

director
Duration

00:06:30:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1978

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

015846

Language

English

Subject categories

Animation

Animation → Animated films - United States

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Easter

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Festivals

Childrens Films

Childrens Films → Children 0-6

Childrens Films → Children 6-12

Childrens Films → Children's films - United States

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Easter

Music & Performing Arts → Calypso (Music)

Music & Performing Arts → Music - Juvenile films

Music & Performing Arts → Percussion instruments

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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