Africa In Sight - Burkina Faso Ethnic Groups = Mossi over 40%, Gurunsi, senufo, Lobi, Bobo, Mande, Fulani.Religions = indigenous beliefs 40%, Muslim 50%, Christian (mainly Roman http://www.africainsight.org/show_country.php?code=uv
The People Of Mali Among the Bamana, the Dogon, the senufo and the Kurumba (and others of the westernSudan), People of africa Critical Inquiry Test Your Knowledge http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/middle/p-ofmali.htm
Extractions: THE PEOPLE OF MALI Incredible @rt Dept ART HOME Program Goals Lesson Plans ... Art Home What do the people think about art What are their beliefs What are some masking trends today? Today, most of the population of Mali (estimated at 10,878,000 in 1995) is African. The major groups are the Bambara (the linguistic name for the Bamana and Bamakan people), Fulani (the English name for the Fulfulde or Peul groups), Soninka (which includes the Marka), Senoufo (the linguistic name for groups also referred to as "Senufo"), Songhai, Maninke (includes the Malinka and the Maninka), and the Dogon. Nomadic Tuaregs and other Berbers roam the Sahel and parts of the Sahara. In all, there are thirty-two languages listed for Mali, but French is the official language and Bambara is widely used. The Bambara are the largest cultural segment, but the Dogon (roughly 5% of the population) are world-renowned for their artwork and dance festivals (Grimes 1996; "Mali, Republic" 1998). The influence of the Bambara extends far beyond the areas that they inhabit. Art historians often include in discussion of the Bambara style the works of the Khassonke (of the Kassonke linguistic group- about 1% of the population of Mali), Malinke, Marka (of the Soninke group) and Minianka (the Minianka are of the Senoufo Mamara). Different variants of style cannot be easily identified from pieces that have been collected (Luezinger 1960, p. 76). While there are some distinctive differences, their sculpture was all in the hands of the Nuni (today called
Extractions: Month's Details for: June 2005 Worship That Moves the Soul: A conversation with Roberta King by Russell G. Shubin for Mission Frontiers, U. S. Center for World Mission Roberta King, Ph.D. came to Fuller Theological Seminary in January 2000 after serving 22 years in Africa with CB (Conservative Baptist) International. While in Africa, she was based at Daystar University in Nairobi, Kenya, where she facilitated the setting of Scripture to song in over 70 languages from peoples in 11 African and two Asian countries. At Fuller, King is now Associate Professor of Communication and Ethnomusicology. She also maintains her commitment to CBI, serving as an International Resource Specialist. Both positions allow her to expand her work in ethnomusicology beyond the African continent. Shubin: Was there a particular defining moment when you recognized the peculiar power of worship in mission? King: The defining moments are when you see people who are just "ho-hum" in worship, and then you provide an opportunity for them to worship in ways that are meaningful to them. One early experience was on a Sunday morning in Nairobi, Kenya. We sang "A Mighty Fortress is Our God" at half tempo. And then out came the Kenyan music with a kayamba (a Kenyan shaker-type instrument). Standing beside me was a Kenyan Presbyterian minister. All of a sudden he changed. He switched from being immobile to just being full of light and life and was worshiping wholeheartedly. That's when I started saying, "There's something going on here."
Extractions: * All Sales Final on Sale Merchandise M asks have been used for eons by the indigenous peoples of the world for many purposes such as curing illness, fertility rites, initiation rites and even to combat witchcraft. All of our masks have been hand carved by locals of the various African nations from which the masks were collected. They will add a sense of intrigue to your interior design scheme and give a subtle impression that you are a world traveler and collector of fine things. Burkina Faso. It was carved from one large piece of wood with a horn added to the front and then accented in colors using this beautiful geometric pattern, front and back. Butterflies are an indication of a very successful crop. Note: Due to the size, shipping charge will be added, based on size, weight and your location. 58 1/2" x 24" x 7 1/2"
Extractions: Building on Islamic Fulani The Mossi kingdoms of Yatenga and Ouagadougou, in what is today Burkina Faso, disintegrate. The agrarian Lobi peoples migrate into the Upper Volta region from present-day Ghana. Due to the British- and French-enforced ban on the international slave trade, slave exports in the region of Senegambia (present-day Senegal and the Gambia) are replaced by local products such as gum, gold, hides, ivory, beeswax, and groundnuts. By the 1830s, the average annual value of gum exports is five times what the slave trade was at its peak. Political stability resulting from the establishment of Islamic states in the Futa Jallon region allows Sudanic peoples access to the West African coast in Senegambia and what is today Guinea and Guinea-Bissau, influencing coastal peoples such as the Baga and Nalu. Sculptural forms and styles associated with inland cultures are integrated into the artistic practices of local peoples. Reflecting the presence of foreign populations are masks such as dimba created by the Baga and Nalu peoples that appear to represent Fulbe women originating from the Futa Jallon area. Other works by Baga and Nalu sculptors exhibit stylistic elements associated with Bamana art in present-day Mali such as horizontally oriented masks representing composites of animal forms.
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African Art: Information From Answers.com African art, art created by the peoples south of the Sahara. senufo masksrepresent human features with geometric projections and legs jutting out from http://www.answers.com/topic/african-art
Extractions: showHide_TellMeAbout2('false'); Business Entertainment Games Health ... More... On this page: Encyclopedia Wikipedia Mentioned In Or search: - The Web - Images - News - Blogs - Shopping African art Encyclopedia Source African art, art created by the peoples south of the Sahara. The predominant art forms are masks and figures, which were generally used in religious ceremonies. The decorative arts, especially in textiles and in the ornamentation of everyday tools, were a vital art in nearly all African cultures. The lack of archaeological excavations restricts knowledge of the antiquity of African art. As the value of these works was inseparable from their ritual use, no effort was made to preserve them as aesthetic accomplishments. Wood was one of the most frequently used materialsâoften embellished by clay, shells, beads, ivory, metal, feathers, and shredded raffia. The discussion in this article is limited to the works of the peoples of W and central Africaâthe regions richest (because of the people's sedentary lifestyles) in indigenous art. Western Sudan and Guinea Coast In this region the style of woodcarving is abstract. Distortion is often used to emphasize features of spiritual significance. The figures of the Dogon tribe of central Mali stress the cylindrical shape of the torso. Some wooden carvings were made by an earlier people, the Tellem. Sculptures such as masks carved of soft wood are homes for the spirits and are discarded once they have been used in rituals. The Dogon have three distinctive styles of sculpture: masks incorporating recessed rectangles, ancestor sculptures carved in abstract geometric style used as architectural supports, and freestanding figures made in a cylindrical style. High-ranking Dogon families often had carved doors on their granaries.
Extractions: showHide_TellMeAbout2('false'); Business Entertainment Games Government ... More... On this page: Dictionary Encyclopedia Map Local Time Geography Dialing Code Stats WordNet Wikipedia Translations Best of Web Mentioned In Or search: - The Web - Images - News - Blogs - Shopping C´te d'Ivoire Dictionary (Click to enlarge) C´te d'Ivoire (Mapping Specialists, Ltd.) C´te d'IÂ·voire dÄ-vw¤r also IÂ·voÂ·ry Coast vÉ-rÄ, Ä«v rÄ A country of western Africa on the Gulf of Guinea. Divided into various isolated kingdoms at the time of European discovery in the 15th century, it was organized as a French colony in 1893, became a part of French West Africa in 1904, and declared its independence in 1960. Yamoussoukro is the capital and Abidjan is the largest city and de facto administrative center. Population: 17,300,000 . IÂ·vo riÂ·an Ä«-v´r Ä-Én, Ä«-vÅr ) or IÂ·voir iÂ·an Ä-vw¤r Ä-Én var tcdacmd="cc=edu;dt"; Encyclopedia C´te d'Ivoire kÅt dÄvw¤r ) or Ivory Coast, officially Republic of C´te d'Ivoire, republic (1995 est. pop. 14,791,000), 124,503 sq mi (322,463 sq km), W Africa, on the Gulf of Guinea of the Atlantic Ocean. It is bordered by Liberia and Guinea on the west, by Mali and Burkina Faso on the north, and by Ghana on the east. The official capital is Yamoussoukro ; the largest city, commercial center, and former capital is
African Masks African peoples often symbolize death by the colour white rather than Having conquered the indigenous peoples, the Lunda gradually assimilated with them http://www.vub.ac.be/BIBLIO/nieuwenhuysen/african-art/african-art-collection-mas
Extractions: (of variable age, artistic quality, and degree of authenticity) Many African societies see masks as mediators between the living world and the supernatural world of the dead, ancestors and other entities. Masks became and still become the attribute of a dressed up dancer who gave it life and word at the time of ceremonies. The sculptor begins by cutting a piece of wood and leaving it to dry in the sun; if it cracks, it cannot be used for a mask. African sculptors see wood as a complex living material and believe each piece can add its own feature to their work. Having made certain the wood is suitable, the sculptor begins, using an azde to carve the main features, a chisel to work on details and a rough leaf to sand the piece.
African Statues, Sculptures, Figures, Fetishes Lineages and clans of the indigenous tengabisi inhabitants own the masks, andonly the large group of Baule people/tribe from Ivory Coast in Westafrica http://www.vub.ac.be/BIBLIO/nieuwenhuysen/african-art/african-art-collection-sta
Extractions: (of variable age, artistic quality, and degree of authenticity) Clicking on a small photo brings you a bigger photo. Some of the pieces are available (for exchange for instance). The attributions of the origin of the objects is based on their stylistic characteristics and/or on the data provided by the seller and/or experts, but of course certainty cannot be reached. 1. Bamana / Bambara / (Baumana) / (Banbara) people/tribe from Mali, West-Africa 1.1. Female janiform figure in the style of the Bamana / Bambara / (Baumana) or the neighbouring Marka/Warka and Bozo tribes/people Information about Mali and the art from that country can be found on the WWW: http://www.vmfa.state.va.us/mali_geo_hist.html Information about Bamana/Bambara ceremonies and art can be found for instance in the following sources: Jacques Kerchache, Jean-Louis Paudrat, Lucien Stephan, L'art et les grandes civililitations: L'art africain. Paris : Editions Mazenod, 1988, 620 pp.
Map & Graph: Countries By People: Ethnic Groups Liberia, indigenous African tribes 95% (including Kpelle, Bassa, Gio, Kru, 200. Burkina Faso, Mossi over 40%, Gurunsi, senufo, Lobi, Bobo, Mande, Fulani http://www.nationmaster.com/graph-T/peo_eth_gro
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Encyclopedia: Culture Of Africa Like the nature, 800 million people of africa have evolved a cultural milieu indigenous musical and dance traditions of africa are maintained by oral http://www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/Culture-of-Africa
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Extractions: note: estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality and death rates, lower population and growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected (July 2004 est.) Age structure: 0-14 years: 46% (male 3,135,098; female 3,114,354) 65 years and over: 2.9% (male 163,137; female 225,268) (2004 est.) Population growth rate: 2.57% (2004 est.) Birth rate: 44.46 births/1,000 population (2004 est.) Death rate: 18.79 deaths/1,000 population (2004 est.) Net migration rate: migrant(s)/1,000 population (2004 est.) Sex ratio: at birth: 1.03 male(s)/female
IK Monitor Editorial The two groups, the Bété and the senufo, taught her to use all her senses, The article focuses on farmers knowledge of indigenous tree cultivation near http://www.nuffic.nl/ciran/ikdm/6-2/editor.html
Extractions: Contents IK Monitor 6(2) IKDM Homepage email@example.com Editorial Learning to listen is one of the most valuable lessons to be learned, say the authors of the first article in this IKDM, quoting R. Chambers. The quote refers to the use of participatory rural appraisal methods among the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska (USA), where it is shown that the approach can be tailored to fit the needs of almost any community. The first thing that Marcella Szymanski, Lisa Whitewing and Joe Colletti learned when they stopped to listen was that direct participation in a group environment would not work. In their case, an indirect approach worked much better. By combining listening with looking and being sensitive to the communitys culture, insight was gained that resulted in community solutions to problems associated with community-driven land use. We use all of our senses to learn about the external worldsight, hearing, and even smell, taste and touch. In her article Learning local knowledge of soils: a focus on methodology , Deirdre M. Birmingham describes using participant observation to elicit local knowledge of soils from representatives of two ethnic groups in two different ecological zones of West Africa. The two groups, the Bété and the Senufo, taught her to use all her senses, including touch and smell, when identifying soils. She carefully reports her experiences.
Template Among the many ethnic groups included are the Baule, Dan, and senufo. This volume in the Heritage Library of African peoples contains information on the http://urbanafreelibrary.org/cdblhimo.htm
CIA -- The World Factbook 2000 -- Ethnic Groups Mossi over 40%, Gurunsi, senufo, Lobi, Bobo, Mande, Fulani Spanish, Italian,Portuguese, Arab, German, African, indigenous people. Vietnam http://www.umsl.edu/services/govdocs/wofact2000/fields/ethnic_groups.html
Extractions: The cover illustration of the catalogue is Lot 53, an "important" Igbo female figure that is 54 ½ inches high. Finely detailed with a smiling mouth, pointed nose and incised with organic and geometric motifs, the figure has deep layers of red, yellow ochre, black, white and blue pigment. It was on loan to the National Museum of African Art of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington from 1989 to 1993. "This female figure," the catalogue entry noted, "represents one of the finest examples of Igbo sculpture, and certainly the hand of a master carver. The strength of the facial features and development of the surface compares most closely to another female figure from the Schindler Collection at the Dallas Museum of Art. However, this figure compares even more favorably in the lightness and attenuation of form couple with the subtle suggestion of movement. This figure is called ugonachomma , meaning 'the eagle seeks out beauty.' This saying metaphorically compares a young woman to an eagle as both are held to high moral and aesthetic ideals in Igbo thought."
African Lesson Plans 1998 The people of western and central africa whose art is represented in the This tradition probably relates more to the ancient indigenous art still http://www.umfa.utah.edu/index.php?id=MTIz
Extractions: African American Black Blood Donor Emergency COUNTRY RACIAL and/or ETHNIC ANALYSIS of PEOPLE GROUPS Afghanistan Pashtun 38%, Tajik 25%, Uzbek 6%, Hazara 19%, minor ethnic groups (Chahar Aimaks, Turkmen, Baloch, and others) Albania Albanian 95%, Greeks 3%, other 2%: Vlachs, Gypsies, Serbs, and Bulgarians Algeria Arab-Berber 99%, European less than 1% Andorra Spanish 61%, Andorran 30%, French 6%, other 3% Angola Ovimbundu 37%, Kimbundu 25%, Bakongo 13%, Mestico (mixed European and Native African) 2%, European 1%, other 22% Antigua black, British, Portuguese, Lebanese, Syrian (see Barbuda) Argentina European 97% (mostly of Spanish and Italian descent), 3% other (mostly Indian or Mestizo) Armenia Armenian 93%, Azeri 3%, Russian 2%, other (mostly Yezidi Kurds) 2% (1989) Note: as of the end of 1993, virtually all Azeris had emigrated from Armenia