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Audio-visual treat

This section provides a selection of sounds and visuals from the continent. We provide a tiny sample of African music, African dance, and a selection of sights in West Africa. All files are in Real Audio/Video format. So, if you do not have Real player already, please download it free from http://www.real.comREMOTE!

Also, if you are interested in sharing your own videos with the world on this web site, please emailREMOTE the Living Africa team.

With a few exceptions, most files are offered in two versions:

  • Low bandwidth 28.8k version: For dial-up modem connections at atleast 28.8kbps
  • Higher bandwidth ISDN version : For ISDN or higher speed connections supporting atleast 56kbps.

    Samples of African music

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    Audio Clip from Bougarabou: Solo Drumming of Casamance.
    Copyright 1995 Village Pulse. Used by permission.

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    Audio Clip from Drums of the Firdu Fula
    Copyright 1995 Village Pulse. Used by permission.

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    Audio Clip from Mandinka Drum Master
    Copyright 1995 Village Pulse. Used by permission.

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    Audio Clip from Sabar Wolof: Dance Drumming of Senegal
    Copyright 1995 Village Pulse. Used by permission.

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    Audio Clip from Tabala Wolof: Sufi Drumming of Senegal
    Copyright 1995 Village Pulse. Used by permission.

    The following is a collection of drumbeats of traditional dances in Grand Bereby, Ivory Coast. They have been recorded by Debangsu Sengupta of the Living Africa team.
    Copyright Debangsu Sengupta

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    The following is a collection of video clips of traditional African dances at Grand Bereby, Ivory Coast. Recorded by Debangsu Sengupta of the Living Africa team.
    Copyright Debangsu Sengupta
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    fourth clip
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    fifth clip
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    Sights in West Africa.
    The following clips are a collection of miscellaneous sights in West Africa. Recorded for the Living Africa team by Debangsu Sengupta.
    Copyright Debangsu Sengupta
    Walk inside Kakum National Park, Ghana
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    Giant tree inside Kakum National Park, Ghana
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    View from the El Mina Castle in El Mina, Ghana. It was used for slave trade.
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    El Mina - view of town and beach, Ghana.
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    Cape Coast Castle, Ghana - canons lined up in the backgound. The castle was used for slave trade.
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    View of the lovely Brenu Akinym beach, Ghana
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    At the Grand Bereby, Ivory Coast
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    At San Pedro, Ivory Coast
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