The Presence of the Past - Madagascar, Music, and Devotion by Ron Emoff Ph.D. DVD
Includes one DVD and one CD of audio tracks, notes, maps and photos!
DVD and notes by
by Ron Emoff Ph.D.
Ohio State University at Newark
School of Music and
Department of Anthropology
People throughout Madagascar maintain a strong reverential connection to their ancestors, whose spirits may be called upon to enter into the present to resolve problems and to heal illness. Music performance provides a vital means of communicating with these ancestral spirits, thus of evoking the past and the power emergent in it. This project results from intensive ethnographic research that Ron Emoff performed on the east coast of Madagascar from 1993 through 1995. Dr. Emoff's fieldwork focused upon connections between musical performance, spirit possession, ways of recollecting the past, constructions of power, and perceptions of the colonial era in Madagascar.
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DVD - Disc One Video Segment 1 (2:10-6:10) Basesa
Video Segment 2 (6:11-9:24) Sodina/famadihana
Video Segment 3 (9:25-22:02) Betsimisaraka tromba ceremony
Video Segment 4 (22:03-30:33) Antandroy tromba
Video Segment 5 (30:34-36:30) Betsimisaraka tsaboraha
Video Segment 6 (36:31-41:00) Fahavoazana
Video Segment 7 (41:01-49:44) Lutheran exorcism
Video Segment 8 (49:45-53:36) Finale
DVD program is continuous, but above provides reference to contents DVD Running Time: 53:36
CD - Audio Tracks - Disc Two
1. Tananane Tanana Tamatave - 4:03
2. Afindrafindrao - :55
3. Hira taona - 3:48
4. Tromba Composition (A) - 2:23
5. Tromba Composition (B) - 7:02
6. Valse - 4:03
7. Antandroy song - 4:51
8. Toerana roa - 3:26
9. Tromba Composition (C) - 5:43
CD - Notes, Maps, Photos
(Disc Two) 24 Page Essay by Ron Emoff containing photos, maps, full track listing, glossary and bibliography on PDF format.
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