Anansi Masters - Aruba H07 - Lewis, Ena Pamela - Nanzi and the soldiers

Nanzi and the soldiers told by Ena Pamela Lewis, recorded on video for the Anansi Masters project on Aruba.

Subject: How avoid punishment.

Description: When Nanzi is caught by the King's soldiers because he steals, he finds a way to escape by anticipating to the superstition of the soldiers.

Content: Nanzi and Sésé steal fat from the King's cow every night. The King is angry and he orders his soldiers to catch the thief. Nanzi is fast enough to escape but Sésé is caught. He is beaten up and he betrays Nanzi. Nanzi is also caught and beaten up. By pretending he died of the beating, Nanzi can escape, but later he is caught again. This time he has another plan to escape. He starts singing in a low voice as if he is cursing the land, the King and his family. The superstitious soldiers panic and let him go.

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.
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