Saka Acquaye and Wulomei

Arthur Hall Collection
Saka Acquaye and Wulomei
Presents a Benefit for the

African Festival '80

The New, Exciting, Soul Inspiring, Religious, Authentic,
and Unique Sounds of the

Musical and Cultural Artistes
Direct from Ghana, West Africa

Two Different Programs in April, 1980
"General Concert" and "Sasabonsam" (Folk Opera)

Note: The videos posted here are a series of unedited camera rolls (silent, 100 foot 16mm
loads, color and B&W) which document Wulomei's tour. Arthur Hall financed the filming
by Bruce Williams (while they tried to raise funds to finish Orisun Omi). The videos posted
here were shot in New York, Philadelphia, and Harrisburg. The Harrisburg footage includes
shots of Wulomei's performance during the first Hazlett Award for dance, which was
presented to Arthur Hall.

To view, click on FULL SCREEN (lower right corner) and play

International arrival of Saka Acquaye and Wulomei, greeted by
Dini Zulu and company and Arthur Hall and company.

Wulomei conducts a dance workshop at the Ile Ife
Black Humanitarian Center in Philadelphia.

Wulomei celebrates Zimbabwe Independence Day, April 18, 1980,
in front of the Paley Library at Temple University.

Rehearsal and performance footage from Wulomei's contribution to the Hazlett Awards
ceremony in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, May 1, 1980. These were the first Hazlett Awards,
the Pennsylvania Governor's recognition of excllence in the arts. Recipients included
Jimmy Stewart, Eugene Ormandy, and Arthur Hall.

Sasabonsam is a vampire-like monster that lives in the forest canopy, as told in Ghanaian
mythology. The film is of the performance on April 18, 1980, at University City
High School in Philadelphia to benefit the Ile Ife Black Humanitarian Center.

The original 16mm camera rolls from which these videos are made are now in
the Arthur Hall Collection at the Special Collections Research Center
Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Online Movie Archive (Creative Commons, Full Attribution, Noncommercial)

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