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SERIES I: MANUSCRIPTS
FOLDER 1 Collection Guide.
Archive of Folk Culture administrative materials. The collection guide [this document], original audiotape inventory, duplication concordance, notes on Bilby interview and videotape content, and copies of liner notes from published recordings taken from this collection.
FOLDER 2 Partisan Spirits: Ritual Interaction and Maroon Identity in Eastern Jamaica. Kenneth Bilby's master's thesis, Anthropology Department, Wesleyan University. 1979.
SERIES II: SOUND RECORDINGS
21,959-21,987 (AFS) Song and Drumming Genres of the Kromanti Dance Ritual.
29-10" DT tapes at 7.5 ips. Duplicates of original field recordings on 40 5" audiotapes of various formats.
Recorded by Kenneth Bilby in Moore Town, Scott's Hall, Accompong, and Charles Town, Jamaica, 1977-1978. Documents song and drumming genres that are part of the Kromanti Dance ritual complex. Includes music of the Kumina and Convince cults, drumming demonstrations, processional music, and grave digging songs.
SERIES III: MOVING IMAGES
1983/008:V1 (AFC) Symposium on Maroon Heritage, Kingston, and the Nanny Day Celebration in Moore Town, October 1991.
One 1/2" VHS, sound, color, approximately 90 minutes.
Filmed by Diana Baird N'Diaye and Kenneth Bilby. Documents music and dance performance at the Symposium on Maroon Heritage, Kingston, Jamaica, and music and dance at the Nanny Day celebration in Moore Town, Jamaica. Duplicate of hi-8 video from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Smithsonian Institution, FP-1992-SUPER8-0090.
1983/008:V2 (AFC) Nanny Day Celebration (cont'd) and Demonstration by Major Charles Aarons at Nanny Falls, October 1991.
One 1/2" VHS, sound, color, approximately 2 hours.
Filmed by Kenneth Bilby. Continuation of AFC 1983/008:V1 documenting music and dance at the Nanny Day celebration in Moore Town, Jamaica. Also documents demonstration by Major Charles Aarons of the many uses Maroons derived for natural materials found at Nanny Falls. Duplicate of hi-8 video from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Smithsonian Institution, FP-1992-SUPER8-0091.
1983/008:V3 (AFC) Arts and Crafts Demonstrations at Accompong, October 1991.
One 1/2" VHS, sound, color, approximately 90 minutes.
Filmed by Kenneth Bilby. Documents demonstrations of music, dance, storytelling, drum-making, and crafts at Accompong, Jamaica. Duplicate of hi-8 video from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Smithsonian Institution, FP-1992-SUPER8-0092.

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