1. Isukha Smith (1970s)

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    16mm film by anthropologist Jean Brown from the 1970s in Kenya, showing an Isukha (Luhya) smith decorating the handle of a machete/slasher and making a twisted iron bracelet. Accession number: 2003.16.1

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    • Kamba drum making (1970s)

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      16mm film by anthropologist Jean Brown made in the 1970s showing the making of a skin-covered drum by Kamba men in Kenya. [2003.16.4] KAMBA CEREMONY FOR THE MAKING OF A KILUME DRUM Jean Brown Sassoon

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      • Culture and Crafts in Manipur, northeast India (1939) Part 2

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        Collection of films by Ursula Graham Bower relating to culture and crafts in Manipur, northeast India, shot in 1939. Features extended sequences of weaving, brass casting and pottery, as well as dance. Accession Book Entry (1939.10.51.1–.4) - MISS U. V. GRAHAM BOWER … MANIPUR. KUKI, KABUI, TANGKHUL TRIBES. 4 reels of cinematograph film, 16 mm, silent, black-&-white. Includes KUKI spinning, weaving, brass-casting etc. TANGKHUL pottery making, wedding procession, spring festival, dancing etc. Sent at the request of Professor Hutton. Bower’s film section notes: 27:10 ‘Chiru weaving’ 28:41 ‘Kabui embroidery’ 29:40 ‘Kabui weaving Kakadan’ 34:29 ‘Manipuri pottery making, Waikong’ 37:25 ‘Kuki spinning’ 38:42 ‘Kuki brass casting by cire perdu process’ 45:53 ‘Tangkhul pottery making, Nungbi Khunno’ 50:12 End

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        • Culture and Crafts in Manipur, northeast India (1939) - Part 1

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          Collection of films by Ursula Graham Bower relating to culture and crafts in Manipur, northeast India, made in 1939. Features extended sequences of weaving, brass casting and pottery, as well as dance. Accession Book Entry (1939.10.51.1–.4) - MISS U. V. GRAHAM BOWER … MANIPUR. KUKI, KABUI, TANGKHUL TRIBES. 4 reels of cinematograph film, 16 mm, silent, black-&-white. Includes KUKI spinning, weaving, brass-casting etc. TANGKHUL pottery making, wedding procession, spring festival, dancing etc. Sent at the request of Professor Hutton. Bower’s film section notes: 00:00 ‘Coolies on the march’ 01:00 ‘Kambiron learns to knit’ 02:00 ‘Kambiron dance’ 03:04 ‘Repairing our camp roof’ 04:33 ‘Kuki pellet bows Chongmon’ 06:14 elephants 07:36 Teaching European women a dance 08:56 ‘Tamasha in Kakadan’ 10:42 ‘Chiru musicians’ 12:18 ‘Kuki dance, Kholen Khailet’ 14:13 ‘Tangkul spring festival, Ukhrul’ 17:13 ‘Kabui weaving, Kambiron’ 21:21 ‘Kuki weaving’ 24:16 ‘Kuki weaving and spinning (Lushai border)’ 26:33 ‘Threading Kuki shuttle’ 27:10 End of Part One

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          • A Stone Age People in New Guinea (1936-7)

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            Film by Oxford Anthropologist Beatrice Blackwood of the Anga people (Kukukuku) of the Upper Watut, Papua New Guinea, among whom she conducted fieldwork in 1936-7. Focuses mainly on technology and material culture. PRM1938.36.1711–1713. Beatrice Blackwood’s film notes: Reel 1. Landing ground at Salaman. Planes and views from them. Arrival at OTIBANDA. Domestic scenes of KUKUKUKU life, eating, hair-dressing, making plaited armlets, net bags, etc., digging up sweet potatoes. Ends with boy swinging bull-roarer in the forest, part of initiation ceremony, the rest of which could not be filmed... Reel 2. Panorama of view from my house at ANDARORA, KUKUKUKU country. Making bark cloth. Making stone adze blade and hafting it. Making wooden club using stone adze. Making stone club head. Episodes of village life, making bows and arrows, making fire... Reel 3 (a). Brief shots of BENABENA natives, taken at SALAMAUA: cane-swallowing, making fire, making plaited arm band. (b). NEW BRITAIN, ARAWE TRIBE. Using blow-gun. Binding baby’s head. Making bark-cloth. Coastal scenery. (c). Dances by various tribes of MOROBE District at gathering held in celebration of the Coronation of King George VI, arranged by the District Officer at Salamona. Arrival by canoe, dances, departure.

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            • Rough Music. Teaser #1

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              In the build up to the premiere of Rough Music on the 29th of March this series of teaser videos reveal behind-the-scenes glimpses into the production of these bespoke instruments.

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              • Rough Music. Teaser #6

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                In the build up to the premiere of Rough Music on 29th March this series of teaser videos reveal behind-the-scenes glimpses into the production of these bespoke instruments. Rough Music - by Nathaniel Mann ft. Dead Rat Orchestra Sat 29 March, 8pm OVADA Warehouse Tickets: £10 (£7 concession) Bookings: www.ocmevents.org / 01865 305 305 Nathaniel Mann is a Sound and Music Embedded artist in residence with Pitt Rivers Museum and OCM.

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                • Rough Music. Teaser #5

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                  In the build up to the premiere of Rough Music on 29th March this series of teaser videos reveal behind-the-scenes glimpses into the production of these bespoke instruments. Rough Music - by Nathaniel Mann ft. Dead Rat Orchestra Sat 29 March, 8pm OVADA Warehouse Tickets: £10 (£7 concession) Bookings: www.ocmevents.org / 01865 305 305 Nathaniel Mann is a Sound and Music Embedded artist in residence with Pitt Rivers Museum and OCM.

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                  • Rough Music. Teaser #4

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                    In the build up to the premiere of Rough Music on 29th March this series of teaser videos reveal behind-the-scenes glimpses into the production of these bespoke instruments. Rough Music - by Nathaniel Mann ft. Dead Rat Orchestra Sat 29 March, 8pm OVADA Warehouse Tickets: £10 (£7 concession) Bookings: www.ocmevents.org / 01865 305 305 Nathaniel Mann is a Sound and Music Embedded artist in residence with Pitt Rivers Museum and OCM.

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                    • Rough Music. Teaser #3

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                      In the build up to the premiere of Rough Music on 29th March this series of teaser videos reveal behind-the-scenes glimpses into the production of these bespoke instruments. Rough Music - by Nathaniel Mann ft. Dead Rat Orchestra Sat 29 March, 8pm OVADA Warehouse Tickets: £10 (£7 concession) Bookings: www.ocmevents.org / 01865 305 305 Nathaniel Mann is a Sound and Music Embedded artist in residence with Pitt Rivers Museum and OCM.

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