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AFRICAN CULTURAL RESOURCES

THE ARTS - FILM , LITERATURE, MUSIC DANCE, MUSEUMS


A wide range of cultural resources pertaining to Africa have found their way to the American public. Many museums have long valued the rich artistic traditions of Africa in sculpture, weaving, pottery, architecture and other creative areas, and have become passionate promoters of new artists from the continent. Language traditions, culinery traditions, and traditional ways of thought also qualify as cultural representations. Indeed, culture is a very broad canvas on which many different types of expressions can merge.


CD-Rom

“The African Collection” A user-oriented CD-Rom displays the holdings of African Art and Artifacts housed at Illinois State University (Normal,IL) 

e-mail at mmgilfi@ilstu.edu.

Books


West African Folktales & West African Folktales:Instructors Manual

by Stephen H. Gale  (National Textbook Co.,1995) Features 40 folktales from 15 countries. The main volume is 203 pages, the Instructor’s Manual is 56 pages

GAAAP African Arts Publications (Montreal, Canada (514) 931-4747

Some African Art, Dance, and Music books on Amazon.com by Esther A. Dagan

Drums–The Heartbeat of Africa 

African Dolls: for Play and Magic

When Art Shares Natures Gift: The Calabash in Africa

Yoruba Dance : The Semiotics of Movement and Body Attitude in a Nigerian Culture

Emotions in Motion: Theatrical Puppets and Masks from Black Africa

The Spirit’s Image: The African Masking Tradition–Evolving Continuity

Man and his Vision: The Traditional Wood Sculpture of  Burkina Faso

There are literally hundreds of  contemporary publishers/books that specialize in African arts. You may want to follow up with them from some of their web sites.


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Arts  Council of the African Studies Association

                                http://www.acasaonline.org/index.htm

African Art - University of Iowa Museum of Art of Iowa

                                 http://uima.uiowa.edu/african-art/

Akan Cultural Symbols Rich in illustrations of Akan symbols used in architecture, cloth (Adinkra, Kente, Asafo)

                        http://www.africawithin.com/akan/akan_symbols.htm 

Ladzekpo, C. K. - African Music and Dance

http://home.comcast.net/~dzinyaladzekpo/

License Plates  African automobile license plates from World License Plates.com

http://www.worldlicenseplates.com/world/AF.html 

African Foods.com -  a British based resource of African recipes and food links.

                                  http://www.africanfoods.co.uk/index.html

Sierra Leone Web  Krio proverbs and stories, newspaper directory, radio and TV stations

                                  http://www.Sierra-Leone.org

African Photography Google image search displays diversity and talent

       

Art and Life in Africa - University of Iowa CD-ROM project and online searchable

catalog of the Univ. of Iowa’s well endowed Stanley Collection of African Art. 

         http://www.uiowa.edu/~africart

Baobab Project - Harvard University Features 17,000  “Ethnobase”, Narratives, and Geographic Information System

        http://web-dubois.fas.harvard.edu/DuBois/baobab/baobab.html

Guggenheim Museum/Africa: the Art of a Continent 1996 exhibit  covering the artistic traditions of the entire continent.

          http://www.artnetweb.com/guggenheim/africa/

In/sight:African Photographers, 1940 to the Present  28 African photographer exhibit

                                   http://artnetweb.com/guggenheim/insight/index.html

International Council of African Museums ICOM Has 13,000 members in 145 countries.

          http://www.africom.museum/index.html

“Modern African Art: a Basic Reading List” by Janet L. Stanley. The internet version of a bibliography originally compiled in 1990  is being updated continually.

          http://www.sil.si.edu/SILPublications/ModernAfricanArt/newmaaintro.cfm  

African Colours - An interesting Guide to contemporary African Art

                  http://www.africancolours.com/index.php

Viritual Museum of Traditional Instruments   in French and English

                                  http://www.museevirtuel-virtualmuseum.ca/sgc-cms/expositions-exhibitions/instruments/index.html /

National Museums of Kenya       http://www.museums.or.ke

Nok Culture.com   Electronic collection of works held by other museums.

        http://nokculture.com/   

Royal Museum for Central Africa Museum in Turvuren, Belgium

          http://www.africamuseum.be/

Smithsonian National Museum of African Art D.C. museum calendar, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, photos from their exhibits, a clickable map of the museum.

          http://africa.si.edu/

Tribal Arts  Online Journal of Art, Culture and History of Traditional People worldwide

          http://www.tribalartmagazine.com/a_la_une.php