NWT659: Male vocal solo

Historical wax cylinder recording made by Northcote Whitridge Thomas, a British government anthropologist who conducted field research in Sierra Leone in 1914-15. NWT659 (m on cylinder rim). 1. Announcement: Record 659 [indecipherable], July 3rd, 1914. 2. Ref tone. 3. Male vocal solo, accompanied by bowed chordophone. Reasonable quality recording but with variable signal strength. C51/3037 (better quality is the master, C51/3038 is a duplicate. This is a digital access version of an original wax cylinder recording held in the collection of the British Library. Supplied and used with permission from The British Library.

Further Information

  • Type: Wax Cylinder Recordings
  • Object: NWT659: Male vocal solo
  • Materials: No Data / Other
  • Culture Group: Temne
  • Dimensions: 217 [Duration]
  • Production Date: 1914.07.03
  • Associated Places: Sendugu
  • Associated People: Thomas, Northcote Whitridge (1868-1936) [Sound Recordist]
  • Museum: British Library
  • Accession Number: BL:C51/3037

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