Anansi Masters - Curacao G06 - Quast, Laura Lucille - Nanzi and the King's horse

Nanzi and the King's horse told by Laura Lucille Quast, recorded on video for the Anansi Masters project in Curacao.

Subject: Taking risk in abusing the situation

Description: Nanzi takes up the risky task to take care of the King's horse but takes advantage in doing so.

Content: Nobody is keen on taking care of the King's horse, because the King has said that the one who declares the horse dead will have to die himself. Nanzi isn't afraid of such threats and gladly takes care of the horse. Every day he gets a sum of money to buy the horse food. But Nanzi never buys food for the horse, he buys food for himself, Shi Maria and the children! He lets the horse graze on the lawn. Everything goes well until a time of drought comes and the grass withers away. The horse slowly dies, but Nanzi isn't worried and continues to buy delicacies for himself and his family. One day, the horse passes away and lies on the ground with bared teeth, as if it is smiling. Nanzi keeps claiming the horse is smiling. Now the King can't do anything, for Nanzi has never declared the horse dead.

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 refers to: - 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.
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
Discipline Agriculture, Forestry, Horticulture, Aquaculture; Agriculture, Forestry, Horticulture, Aquaculture and Veterinary Medicine; History; Humanities; Life Sciences; Social Sciences; Social and Behavioural Sciences; Soil Sciences
Spatial Coverage Curacao, Willemstad, Otrobanda, Brionsquare