Book Reviews among the Mande peoples of West africa. Here, pottery making status of dogs in indigenous cultures of the Americas from important group and those of the luluwa. MarieLouise Bastin http://www.tribalarts.com/review/review_su98.html
Extractions: T his impressive study approaches two crafts among the Mande peoples of West Africa. Here, pottery making is an exclusively female pursuit, while leatherworking is dominated by males. The author explores the two in depth, producing a valuable contribution to the scholarship of West African culture and, at the same time, demonstrating how craft technology in addition to artistic style is essential for reconstructing and comprehending the artistic heritage of a culturally complex region. In examining the roles of these craftspeople in the rise and fall of empires, the development of trans-Saharan trade networks, and the spread of Islam, the author brings into question the "one-tribe, one-style" interpretations that have dominated studies of West African art. back Native Paths: American Indian Art from the Collection of Charles and Valerie Diker
Extractions: Bangwa Home Africa, African Anthropology General Resources By peoples Akan Akuapem Akye Anyi ... Zulu ArtWorld AFRICA -Bangwa "The Bangwa occupy a mountainous and part forested countryside west of the Bamileke in south-eastern Cameroon, near the headwaters of the Cross River. They comprise nine chiefdoms. People live in separate family compounds, sometimes with large meeting houses where visitors may be received." - From University of Durham - http://artworld.uea.ac.uk/teaching_modules/africa/cultural_groups_by_country/bangwa/welcome.html Bangwa People "Authority among the Bangwa was traditionally instituted as part of the Bamileke political complex. Like most of the western Grasslands people, Babanki political authority is vested in a village chief, who is supported by a council of elders, and is called Fon." You will find material related to Bangwa history, culture, arts, political structure and more. - From University of Iowa - http://www.uiowa.edu/~africart/toc/people/Bangwa.html
Extractions: Baule Home Africa, African Anthropology General Resources By peoples Akan Akuapem Akye Anyi ... Zulu ArtWorld AFRICA - Baule "One of the Akan group sharing similar language and, in general, matrilineal inheritance. They broke away from the Asante of Ghana in the 18th century, bringing with them craftsmanship in gold and gold leaf decoration." - From University of Durham - http://artworld.uea.ac.uk/teaching_modules/africa/cultural_groups_by_country/baule/welcome.html Baule People "The Baule belong to the Akan peoples who inhabit Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire. Three hundred years ago the Baule people migrated westward from Ghana when the Asante rose to power. The tale of how they broke away from the Asante has been preserved in their oral traditions." You will find material related to history, culture, religion, political structure, art and more. - From University of Iowa - http://www.uiowa.edu/~africart/toc/people/Baule.html
Extractions: Hugh Tracey (19031977) is one of the pillars of the discipline that still limps under the title of "ethnomusicology." Tracey's contributions as a primary researcher and field recorder are standing the test of time. His "Sound of Africa" series issued 210 recordings, published by the International Library of African Music (ILAM), which he had founded. These CDs are reissued recordings selected from that series and offer a glimpse of what has until now been mostly available only in academic archives. Tracey's work began with the Shona of Zimbabwe but expanded far beyond that region of Africa. It was a remarkable time for Africa, as it shifted or prepared to shift from its history as colonized territories. In their own way, Tracey's recordings also document the history of recording machines used for remote fieldwork. Tracey's first, in the 1930s, involved a clockwork-powered machine that cut a groove in an aluminum disc. Not till much later did he attain stereo recording capability with a Nagra. His microphone technique was to seek out the sound he wanted, hand holding the microphone to capture a spontaneous field mix that comes through superbly on these recordings. Tracey, it seems, sought to capture and document a cross-section of society in the tribal villages, schools, workplaces and anywhere else he found music. That wasn't always the most proficient performer.
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Extractions: PRAYERFUL GREETINGS TO ALL WHO BELIEVE I+N JESUS CHRIST Since the beginning the Christian faith has been challenged by responses to the question of origins that differ from its own.1 Thomas Merton, moreover, also maintained that we Earthlings are already all effectively related to each other as One - even if appearances often convey a very different impression of the actual Truth. Within that context all the following extracts from importantly divergent and as yet unreconciled recently published interpretations of ancient data have their legitimate place but, although a proper understanding of them is, I believe, directly relavant to human life today and throughout the third millennium, their true meaning is unlikely to be sufficiently discerned so long as they continue to be discussed only in isolation from each other! In other words, as King Hussein of Jordan so wisely appreciated, if ever we are confronted by enmity, that challenge is, I+N Truth, always an important part of our own responsibility.
GodOrigins Working on Others' beliefs and holocausts is like daring to have another religion in life ' It's Jews ol' time religion, else be crucified. http://www.sweetsassyass.com/GodOrigins.html
Extractions: Working on Others' ABOVE all humans, all lifeforms. To rule the world, as it was back then, hatefule Hebes murdered and manipulated (creationism) mankind make selves masters. Wandering territory seekers WHY Hebrews have always been despised. They HOLY HOLOCAUSTED healthily happy humans' natural deities, then ferociously forced them to worship only Jews; continues on today, as wonderful judio-cristiano wars so Scripturally showeth. The Hebrew account of the Garden of Eden is well known to most people however facts point to the core of that popular Hebrew story as having been lifted straight from Sumerian legend. And the story may well have roots dating back long before the Sumerian civilization. Sumerian goddess, Ninhursag, also known as "exalted lady" is given the credit for bringing the green plants to the earth and for creating humans. This ancient "Mother Nature" brought to life a place called Dilmun, reputed as the true Paradise of the Gods. Many scholars, Zecharia Sitchin among them, believe that this Dilmum, if not the original garden, was at least the basis from which the Hebrews scholars borrowed in forming their scriptural stories of Eden. In this Dilmum, a special "land of the living," Ninhursag nutured the original plants of the earth and her garden was also the center from which flowed all the waters of the world. Sumerians believed that Dilmun was located "somewhere to the east" and they hailed it as "a pure land, fresh and bright, that knows neither sickness or death": the very qualities which are attributed to the Garden of Eden both being places of seemingly immortal life and fantastic occurences.