Registry of Anthropological Data Wiki
  • Data Set Title: African Music Archives
  • Description: "The African Music Archives (AMA), founded in 1991, contains a collection of modern African music which is unique in Germany. It includes shellacs and vinyl-records, audio- and videotapes, CD’s and DVD’s. At present, there are approx. 10.000 sound carriers, part of them dating back to the 1940’s. Regional emphasis is on Ethiopia, Ghana, Cameroon, Congo (Ex-Zaire), Kenya, Nigeria and Tanzania. Beyond that, more or less representative inventories from almost any sub-Saharan Country can be found in the collection, which is continuously extended by additional purchases. Several thousands of newspaper clippings are preserved, sorted by country, genre and artist. The articles, reports, interviews, reviews, etc. present a vast amount of background material that can be inspected on the spot. " [from website description]
  • Data and Document Type: Audio Recording, Newspapers, Posters, Periodicals, Video Recording
  • Topics: Music
  • Discipline: Anthropology, Music
  • Region: Africa
  • Nature of Collection: A physical collection located in Germany at Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, only partially searchable online.
  • Finding Aid: (search function only available in German)