ERIC Number: ED403193
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
African Diaspora Movement Arts in Philadelphia: A Beginning Resource List. Philadelphia Folklore Project Working Papers #10.
Brown-Danquah, Benita Binta
This guide provides history, format, contact names, addresses, and phone numbers of some African dance and African American marching units in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania). The working papers are divided into two categories. "Part One: Movements of African Dance in Philadelphia" begins with a sensitive, detailed explanation of the contextual meaning and authentication of local African dance tradition. "Part Two: African American Marching Units in Philadelphia" is introduced with a brief historical background of this vernacular African-derived dance form. Some emphasis is placed on its evolvement, in part, through the community's need to do something for the children, facilitate a viable apparatus to teach their cultural heritage, and to provide youth with a form of discipline training. (DQE)
Descriptors: Adult Programs, Art Education, Black Culture, Blacks, Community Influence, Cultural Activities, Cultural Context, Dance, Ethnic Groups, Ethnography, Material Culture, Music, Nonformal Education, Resource Materials
Philadelphia Folklore Project, 719 Catharine St., Philadelphia, PA 19147 (Stapled photocopy: $5).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia Folklore Project, PA.
Identifiers - Location: Africa