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Jazz Cosmopolitanism in Accra, Ghana [videorecording]

a film trilogy by Steven Feld
Video; DVD
Hallelujah!: Legendary drummer Ghanaba and the Winneba Youth Choir perform Handel's Hallelujah Chorus. Also includes a conversation with Ghanaba about Africa, jazz, and European music.
Accra Trane Station: "Nii Noi Nortey, afrifone instrument inventor and sound sculptor, and experimental percussionist Nii Otoo Annan present the African legacy of John Coltrane"--Container.
A por por funeral for Ashirifie: In March 2008 the La Drivers Union Por Por Group lost one of its members. The film documents the funeral performed and discusses Por Por's relation to the New Orleans jazz funeral.
Steven Feld
Release Date
Run Time
180 min.
Hallelujah!: primarily in English; some parts in an unknown language (possibly Ga) with white English subtitles
A por por funeral for Ashirifie: some parts in Ga with white English subtitles
  • Includes Site License.
  • This disc is a recorded DVD and may fail to play on some DVD equipment.
  • Title and statement of responsibility from container.
  • "Three one-hour DVD video documentaries"--Container.
  • Videodisc release of documentaries filmed 2005-2008.
  • 1. Hallelujah! : a performance by Ghanaba and the Winneba Youth Choir (2005, 2007) / producer, Steven Feld
  • 2. Accra Trane Station : the music and art of Nii Noi Nortey (2005-2008) / producer, Steven Feld ; Bonus film: From Accra to Santa Fe (2007; 18 min.)
  • 3. A por por funeral for Ashirifie (2008) / produced by Steven Feld and Nii Yemo Nunu.
Editing, Jeremiah Ra Richards (Hallelujah! and Accra Trane Station).
Santa Fe, N.M. : VoxLox, [2009]
Publisher no.
209 VoxLox
3 videodiscs (180 min.) : sd., color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in + 1 pamphlet ([8] pages : illustrations ; 18 cm)
Recorded DVD.
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