Durbar, Kaduna, 1959

Material Information

Durbar, Kaduna, 1959
Alternate Title:
Film of the Durbar festival, Kaduna, 1959
Godfrey, David George ( Videographer )
Susan Hunt and the Estate of David George Godfrey
Publication Date:


Subjects / Keywords:
Durbars ( LCSH )
Durbars, Nigerian ( LCSH )
Festivals ( FAST )
Festivals, Nigerian ( FAST )
Spatial Coverage:
Africa -- Nigeria -- Kaduna State -- Kaduna
10.534084 x 7.44209


General Note:
David Godfrey pioneered the use of molecular markers in the epidemiology of African trypanosomiasis, thus enabling the light of reliable evidence to shine on this previously problematic and controversial subject area. From the early 1970's David's group employed first isoenzyme electrophoresis and subsequently DNA-based characterization methods to aid identification of typanosomes collected from a range of endemic countries across Africa. These investigations had a major impact on our understanding of the zoonotic nature of human trypanosomiasis in Africa and of the genetic diversity of African trypanosomes. -- from: MOlecular epidemiology of African trypanosomiasis: The contributions of David George Godfrey OBE to the biochemical characterization of trypanosomes. Published in the journal: Parasite, 2008, 15, 233-236. (DOI: 10.1051/parasite/2008153233). Godfrey, who was internationally recognised, served as Senior Principal Research Officer in Nigeria before returning to the United Kingdom. He was award the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1968.
General Note:
The Durbar festival is an annual religious and equestrian celebration in several cities of Nigeria including Kano, Katsina, Sokoto, Zazzau, Bauchi and Bida. The festival marks the end of Ramadan and also coincides with the Muslim festivities of Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Fitri. -- Wikipedia
General Note:
The 1959 Durbar at the Racecourse marked self-rule for Northern Nigeria
General Note:
Copyright in this film was transferred from the Estate of David George Godfrey to SOAS University of London

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Source Institution:
SOAS University of London
Holding Location:
Special Collections
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