Épopée de Soundjata

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Merolla, Daniela 

The Verba Africana series publishes video recording of African verbal arts on CDRom's, DVD’s and the Internet. This series responds to the increasing need for new electronic tools that integrate the written and audio-visual materials for research, teaching and learning of African languages and oral literatures. The video recording of oral genres, such as poems, songs and tales, is integrated into the presentation of relevant aspects (language, form, content, performance, literary, social and historical context). The videos and the accompanying material (short information and full articles) allow researchers and the interested public to approach oral literary productions as ‘total event’.


Deux thèmes de l’épopée de Soundjata qui sont typiques pour la version de Kéla: l’histoire de la libération de Nagana Tiriba par l’ancêtre des Diabaté, et l’histoire de l’achat des chevaux dans le pays de ‘Kajorè’ par l’ancêtre des Diawara.

Oral Literature, Oral Tradition, Linguistic Anthropology, African, Story, Performance, Storytellers, Song, Interview
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NWO, The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research