Anansi Masters - Aruba H13 - Arends, Mariebelle - Nanzi and Cricket

Nanzi and Cricket told by Mariebelle Arends, recorded on video for the Anansi Masters project on Aruba.

Subject: A mean ruse to get rid of an annoying friend.

Description: When Nanzi has the impression that his so-called friend Cricket is taking advantage of him, he finds a way to get rid of him. The stupid Cricket believes a silly secret that Nanzi tells him and it leads to the death of Cricket.

Content: Nanzi and Cricket are friends. When Cricket drops by at lunch time he is invited to join them. He is always welcome. But then Cricket appears every day to eat Nanzi's lunch. After some time Nanzi is really angry with him. One day when Cricket asks what it is that makes Shi Maria's food so good he pretends to share a secret with Cricket. Nanzi tells that when the soup is hot he crawls into the pan to give it an exclusive taste. Cricket, who is not very clever, tells his wife the secret and together they try it out. When Cricket steps into the hot pumpkin soup, he dies in the pan.

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; rtf
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 Aruba, Oranjestad, Cas di Cultura