Anansi Masters - Aruba H02 - Valles Hermoso, Milly Patricia - Nanzi and the King

Nanzi and the King told by Milly Patricia Valles Hermoso, recorded on video for the Anansi Masters project on Aruba.

Subject: Finding a way to do an impossible job.

Description: Nanzi finds extra strength by speaking in a peculiar way.

Content: Nanzi is sent for by the King. He wants Nanzi to move a giant rock from one place to another place in the garden. Nanzi thinks not even a giant could do this. But by stretching the pronounciation of the words he speaks to the King, he finds a way to gather extra strength. In this way he manages to do the job and earns enough money to build his house.

About Anansi Masters: The Anansi Masters project is developed by Vista Far Reaching Visuals (Mr. Jean Hellwig) and partners. It is designed as a public digital platform at and opened in 2007. At the website one can find information about the story character of Nanzi (or Anansi or Kweku Ananse), with English and Dutch subtitled video recordings of storytelling in several countries in different languages, educational modules about storytelling for use at schools and academies, and digital issues of the Anansi Masters Journal published since the beginning of the project. All storytelling videos are also published on Youtube. The stories of the Anansi tradition originate in Africa and were exported to other parts of the world through slave trade and migration. In Anansi Masters, the similarities and differences between the stories and storytellers, who tell in their own language, can be found. Anansi Masters initiates different activities all over the world where stories from this oral tradition can be found. The founder has the ambition to film as many stories from this tradition as possible in as many countries as possible. Anansi Masters collaborates with writers, theatre makers, filmmakers, researchers, schools and of course with many many storytellers.

This dataset contains: - the video recording of the storytelling with English subtitles - the video recording of the storytelling with Dutch subtitles - the video recording of the short interview with the storyteller with English subtitles - the video recording of the short interview with the storyteller with Dutch subtitles - a text datasheet with information about the stortyteller and story in English and Dutch

Metadata Access
Creator Hellwig, J.C. (Hellwig Productions AV / Vista Far Reaching Visuals Foundation)
Publisher Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS)
Publication Year 2012
Rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess; License:
OpenAccess true
Language English
Resource Type Dataset
Format MPEG-4 H264; rtf
Discipline History;Social Sciences
Spatial Coverage Aruba, Oranjestad, Cas di Cultura