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Guide to the Duke Amandla Chorus records, 2016-2017

Summary

The Duke Amandla Chorus is a student chorale organization that performs traditional music from various countries in Africa in the respective languages. The records span 2016-2017 and include images, moving image recordings, photographs, lyrics, and organizational records.

Collection Details

Record Group
UA.31.07.0015
Title
Duke Amandla Chorus records
Date
2016-2017
Creator
Duke University -- Duke Amandla Chorus
Extent
973 Megabytes
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English and various African languages

Collection Overview

The Duke Amandla Chorus records span 2016-2017 and include images and moving image recordings of various performances, group photographs, lyrics, meeting minutes, a rehearsal schedule, and the Duke Amandla Chorus logo.

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[Identification of item], Duke Amandla Chorus Records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Administrative Documents, 2017
(2 document files in Microsoft Word format.)

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Title: Administrative Documents, 2017

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Duke Africa Cocktail Party Performance, 2016
(Three digital photographs (JPEG format) and two moving images files (MPEG-4 format in MOV wrapper); approximately 0.43 gigabytes.)

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Title: Duke Africa Cocktail Party Performance, 2016

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Group Photos by Colin McGuire, 2016
(Six digital photographs (JPEG format); approximately 0.02 gigabytes.)

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Title: Group Photos by Colin McGuire, 2016

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Jabulani Performance, 2017
(Three moving image files (MPEG-4 format in MOV wrapper); approximately 0.29 gigabytes.)

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Title: Jabulani Performance, 2017

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Lyrics, 2016-2017
(8 document files (Microsoft Word format); approximately 0.01 gigabytes.)

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Title: Lyrics, 2016-2017

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Photos from First Performance, 2016
(10 digital photographs (JPEG format); approximately 0.09 gigabytes.)

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Title: Photos from First Performance, 2016

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Promotional Materials, 2017
(One digital photograph and two group logo files (JPEG format); approximately 0.01 gigabytes.)

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Title: Promotional Materials, 2017

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World Duke Performance, 2017
(Three moving image files (MPEG-4 format in MOV wrapper); approximately 0.07 gigabytes.)

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Title: World Duke Performance, 2017

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Zeta Phi Beta Charity Ball Performance, 2017
(Five digital photographs (JPEG format) and one moving image file (MPEG-4 format in MOV wrapper); approximately 0.01 gigabytes.)

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Title: Zeta Phi Beta Charity Ball Performance, 2017

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Historical Note

The Duke Amandla Chorus is Duke University's first African chorus, and performs traditional music from various countries in Africa in the respective languages. The chorus shares stories about the culture and people and incorporates dancing and African instruments. "Amandla" is a Zulu and Xhosa word that means "power," and the Chorus uses music as an avenue to teach the Duke and Durham community about the multiplicity of African culture, history, and values.


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Provenance

The Duke Amandla Chorus records were received by the Duke University Archives as a transfer in 2017.

Processing Information

Processed by Matthew Farrell, June 2017

Accessions described in this collection guide: UA2017-0021