Collection : Venda Music: Recorded Examples by John Blacking [enregistrements accompagnant publication, accès en ligne]

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Title
Venda Music: Recorded Examples by John Blacking [enregistrements accompagnant publication, accès en ligne]
Depositor / contributor
Blacking, John
Document status
Published
Recording context
Terrain
Recording period
1956 - 1963
Year published
1974
Access type
full

Geographic and cultural informations

States / nations
Afrique du Sud, Province du Limpopo, Soweto
Populations / social groups
Venda

Legal notices

Recordist
Blacking, John
Publisher
- Copie de publication
Publisher reference
BM.1976.014
Bibliographic references
Accès en ligne aux enregistrements collectés et compilés par J. Blacking, publiés en 1974 pour illustrer les deux publications :
Blacking, J. How Musical Is Man? Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1973. Xii, 118 pp., with 23 photographs, 25 musical examples, and 12 figures.
Blacking, J. Venda Children's Songs A study in ethnomusicological analysis - Johannesburg : Witwatersrand University Press, 1967. - 210 p., fig., pl., append., index
Les notes du collecteur renvoient aux exemples et pages des ouvrages : HM (How musical is man) ou VC (Venda Children's songs).
Ouvrages consultables à la bibliothèque Eric de Dampierre du LESC. Pas d'exemplaires à la bibliothèque du CREM.
Legal rights
Restreint (enregistrement édité)

Archiving data

Code
CNRSMH_E_1976_018_001
Old code
BM.1976.014.001
Mode of acquisition
Achat (crédit CNRS)
Record author
- Auteur
Comments
Information sur les supports : Copie sur bande magnétique (diamètre 18 cm) d'une cassette audio.
La fiche collection de la copie (cotée BM.1992.009.001) a été supprimée par A. Julien en 2013.
Record writer
Pribislav Pitoeff
Last modification
Oct. 5, 2013, 2:14 p.m.
Items finished
Oui

Technical data

Estimated duration
00:40:00
Collection size
0 bytes
Number of components (medium / piece)
1
Number of items
22
Archive format
Cassette
Digitization
Numérisation interne

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Title
Accès en ligne aux enregistrements accompagnant "How musical is man ?"
Description
Venda Music: Recorded Examples by John Blacking
Notes de J. Blacking : "The items on this tape, mostly excerpts from longer recordings, have been selected to complement, not necessarily to duplicate, the musical examples in How Musical Is Man?....Thus alternative or "deviant" versions of songs that are in the book have been included, as well as music that is not in the book. In the following notes, the abbreviation HM stands for How Musical Is Man? ; VC stands for Venda Children's Songs by John Blacking (Johannesburg: Witwaterstrand University Press, 1967)."
Notes de l'éditeur "Blacking provided the University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives with an audio tape of samples of his own recordings of Venda music to make available for distribution. This music, along with Blacking's accompanying notes, is now available here as streamed audio. "
Consulté le 3 octobre 2013
Credits
Blacking, John
Title
How musical is man ?
Description
This important study in ethnomusicology is an attempt by the author - a musician who has become a social anthropologist - to compare his experiences of music-making in different cultures. He is here presenting new information resulting from his research into African music, especially among the Venda. Venda music, he discovered is in its way no less complex in structure than European music. Literacy and the invention of nation may generate extended musical structures, but they express differences of degree, and not the difference in kind that is implied by the distinction between ‘art’ and ‘folk’ music. Many, if not all, of music’s essential processes may be found in the constitution of the human body and in patterns of interaction of human bodies in society. Thus all music is structurally, as well as functionally, ‘folk’ music in the sense that music cannot be transmitted of have meaning without associations between people.

If John Blacking’s guess about the biological and social origins of music is correct, or even only partly correct, it would generate new ideas about the nature of musicality, the role of music in education and its general role in societies which (like the Venda in the context of their traditional economy) will have more leisure time as automation increases.
Credits
University of Washington Press
Title
Venda Children's Songs A Study in Ethnomusicological Analysis
Description
Présentation de l'ouvrage :
"John Blacking is widely recognized for his theoretical works How Musical Is Man? and The Anthropology of the Body. This series of essays and articles on the music of the Venda people of the northern Transvaal in South Africa constitutes his major scholarly legacy.
Venda Children's Songs presents a detailed analysis of both the music and the cultural significance of children's songs among the Venda. Among its many original contributions is the identifying of the role of melody in generating rhythm, something that distinguishes this form of music from that of Venda adults as well as from other genres of African music in general."
Sommaire du livre consultable sur le site de l'éditeur.
Consulté le 3 octobre 2013
Credits
Blacking, John

Items

Title Digitized Recordist Location Year of recording Code
Tshikona tsha Shakadza _01 Blacking, John Province du Limpopo 1956 CNRSMH_E_1976_018_001_01
Nyimbo dza vhana (children’s songs) _02 Blacking, John Province du Limpopo 1956 - 1960 CNRSMH_E_1976_018_001_02
Mutshaini _03 Blacking, John Soweto 1956 - 1960 CNRSMH_E_1976_018_001_03
Vho-mme vho ya ngafhi? _04 Blacking, John Province du Limpopo 1957 CNRSMH_E_1976_018_001_04
Mangovho _05 Blacking, John Afrique du Sud 1956 - 1960 CNRSMH_E_1976_018_001_05
Ndo todou fa _06 Blacking, John Province du Limpopo 1956 CNRSMH_E_1976_018_001_06
Transformations of tshikona (Ex. 1), the Venda national dance _07 Blacking, John Afrique du Sud 1956 - 1963 CNRSMH_E_1976_018_001_07
Instrumental music: wind instruments _08 Blacking, John Province du Limpopo 1956 - 1958 CNRSMH_E_1976_018_001_08
Instrumental music: stringed instruments _09 Blacking, John Province du Limpopo 1956 - 1958 CNRSMH_E_1976_018_001_09
Instrumental music: mbira and xylophone _10 Blacking, John Afrique du Sud 1956 - 1963 CNRSMH_E_1976_018_001_10
Story-songs for children (ngano) _11 Blacking, John Province du Limpopo 1958 CNRSMH_E_1976_018_001_11
Children’s play-songs (dzhombo) _12 Blacking, John Province du Limpopo 1958 CNRSMH_E_1976_018_001_12
The girls’ play-dance, tshigombela _13 Blacking, John Province du Limpopo 1958 CNRSMH_E_1976_018_001_13
Music of the girls’ initiation school, sungwi or musevhetho _14 Blacking, John Province du Limpopo 1957 - 1958 CNRSMH_E_1976_018_001_14
A modern school song _15 Blacking, John Province du Limpopo 1958 CNRSMH_E_1976_018_001_15
A hymn of the Zionist Separatist Churches _16 Blacking, John Afrique du Sud 1958 CNRSMH_E_1976_018_001_16
Music of the possession cult _17 Blacking, John Province du Limpopo 1958 CNRSMH_E_1976_018_001_17
Songs of the vhusha and tshikanda initiation schools for girls _18 Blacking, John Province du Limpopo 1957 - 1958 CNRSMH_E_1976_018_001_18
The great song of the domba premarital initiation _19 Blacking, John Province du Limpopo 1958 CNRSMH_E_1976_018_001_19
Learning how to sing pounding songs (mafhuwe) at domba _20 Blacking, John Province du Limpopo 1958 CNRSMH_E_1976_018_001_20
Two beer songs (malende) _21 Blacking, John Province du Limpopo 1958 CNRSMH_E_1976_018_001_21
Tshikona tsha Shakadza _22 Blacking, John Province du Limpopo 1958 CNRSMH_E_1976_018_001_22