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2 Pemba Island
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Title Pemba Island
Reference Y304Q/6/2
Covering Dates 1946–1948
Extent and Medium 29 images; Fair condition.
Content and context

Showing images of bull fighting and an Arab sword dance.

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Index Terms
Africa
Pemba Island
Tanzania
RCS/RCMS 162/Y304Q/6/2 contains:
1 Bull fighting in Pemba. 210 x 160 mm. Showing spectators. The caption continues: 'View across the arena from underneath one of the raised platforms. Note the legs of women spectators in the foreground. Approximately half the platforms are occupied by women and half by men.'.
Fair condition..
1946–1948
2 Bull fighting in Pemba. 210 x 160 mm. Showing spectators around the arena. The caption continues: 'A view of a section of the arena occupied by male spectators. The bull takes in his surroundings.'.
Fair condition..
1946–1948
2A Bull fighting in Pemba. 210 x 160 mm. Showing spectators around the arena. The caption continues: 'A view of a section of the arena occupied by male spectators. The bull takes in his surroundings.'.
Fair condition..
1946–1948
3 Bull fighting in Pemba. 210 x 160 mm. Showing men stood around or sat on a wooden cage. The caption continues: 'A small wooden stockade protects the 'chorus' of women chanting and clapping their hands to the accompaniment of a 'zomari' (an instrument somewhat resembling an oboe).'.
Fair condition..
1946–1948
3A Bull fighting in Pemba. 210 x 160 mm. Showing men stood around or sat on a wooden cage. The caption continues: 'A small wooden stockade protects the 'chorus' of women chanting and clapping their hands to the accompaniment of a 'zomari' (an instrument somewhat resembling an oboe).'.
Fair condition..
1946–1948
3B Bull fighting in Pemba. 210 x 160 mm. Showing men stood around or sat on a wooden cage. The caption continues: 'A small wooden stockade protects the 'chorus' of women chanting and clapping their hands to the accompaniment of a 'zomari' (an instrument somewhat resembling an oboe).'.
Fair condition..
1946–1948
4 Bull fighting in Pemba. 210 x 160 mm. Showing a seated man playing a wind instrument. The caption continues: 'Sitting inside a small stockade is the 'Zomari' player who produces his bagpipe-like music while the spectators assemble and throughout the bull fight. He is paid three shillings for his services.'.
Fair condition..
1946–1948
5 Bull fighting in Pemba. 210 x 160 mm. Showing a bull surrounded by men. The caption continues: 'The bull is brought into the arena by a stout rope around his neck and, as an additional precaution, a further rope attached to a hind leg. He is pulled up against the stockade where the leg rope is removed, and he is thrown whilst the neck rope is also released from the corner of the stockade. The though lying on the ground is now free and on a given signal the matadors leap away from him to commence the fight.'.
Fair condition..
1946–1948
5A Bull fighting in Pemba. 210 x 160 mm. Showing a bull surrounded by men. The caption continues: 'The bull is brought into the arena by a stout rope around his neck and, as an aditional precaution, a further rope attached to a hind leg. He is pulled up against the stockade where the leg rope is removed, and he is thrown whilst the neck rope is also released from the corner of the stockade. The though lying on the ground is now free and on a given signal the matadors leap away from him to commence the fight.'.
Fair condition..
1946–1948
5B Bull fighting in Pemba. 210 x 160 mm. Showing a bull surrounded by men. The caption continues: 'The bull is brought into the arena by a stout rope around his neck and, as an additional precaution, a further rope attached to a hind leg. He is pulled up against the stockade where the leg rope is removed, and he is thrown whilst the neck rope is also released from the corner of the stockade. The though lying on the ground is now free and on a given signal the matadors leap away from him to commence the fight.'.
Fair condition..
1946–1948
6 Bull fighting in Pemba. 210 x 160 mm. Showing a bull in the ring with two men. The caption continues: 'The bull faces the matadors. The long rope shown in the picture is purely for pulling the bull back into the arena should he escape; it does not normally impede his movements in the ring.'.
Fair condition..
1946–1948
6A Bull fighting in Pemba. 210 x 160 mm. Showing a bull in the ring with two men. The caption continues: 'The bull faces the matadors. The long rope shown in the picture is purely for pulling the bull back into the arena should he escape; it does not normally impede his movements in the ring.'.
Fair condition..
1946–1948
7 Bull fighting in Pemba. 160 x 210 mm. Showing a man in the ring with a bull. The caption continues: 'Close quarters: The bull has turned upon one of the matadors and charges.'.
Fair condition..
1946–1948
7A Bull fighting in Pemba. 145 x 180 mm. Showing a man in the ring with a bull. The caption continues: 'Close quarters: The bull has turned upon one of the matadors and charges.'.
Fair condition..
1946–1948
7B [Bull fighting in Pemba]. 160 x 210 mm. Showing a man in the ring with a bull. The caption continues: 'Close quarters: The bull has turned upon one of the matadors and charges.'.
Fair condition..
1946–1948
7C [Bull fighting in Pemba]. 160 x 210 mm. Showing a man in the ring with a bull. The caption continues: 'Close quarters: The bull has turned upon one of the matadors and charges.'.
Fair condition..
1946–1948
7D Pemba bullfight - A survival of the Portuguese occupation of East Africa. 160 x 210 mm. Showing a man in the ring with a bull. The caption continues: 'Close quarters: The bull has turned upon one of the matadors and charges.'.
Fair condition..
1946–1948
8 [Pemba bullfight - Spectators]. 210 x 160 mm. Showing boys sat on the top of a small wooden stockade, which protects the 'chorus' of women chanting and clapping their hands to the accompaniment of a 'zomari' (an instrument somewhat resembling an oboe).
Fair condition..
1946–1948
8A [Pemba bullfight - Spectators]. 210 x 160 mm. Showing boys sat on the top of a small wooden stockade, which protects the 'chorus' of women chanting and clapping their hands to the accompaniment of a 'zomari' (an instrument somewhat resembling an oboe).
Fair condition..
1946–1948
8B [Pemba bullfight - Spectators]. 210 x 160 mm. Showing boys sat on the top of a small wooden stockade, which protects the 'chorus' of women chanting and clapping their hands to the accompaniment of a 'zomari' (an instrument somewhat resembling an oboe).
Fair condition..
9 Bull fighting in Pemba. 210 x 160 mm. Showing two men in the ring with a bull. They both hold one end of a cloth. The caption continues: 'If the bull shows signs of losing interest in the fight, the matadors grow more and more bold baiting him with their mats and coloured cloths,'.
Fair condition..
1946–1948
10 Bull fighting in Pemba. 210 x 160 mm. Showing a man being tossed by a bull. The caption continues: 'Got him! The angry bull tosses a matador lifting him clean off the ground with his powerful head. Matadors are not usually seriously hurt in this way.'.
Fair condition..
1946–1948
10A Bull fighting in Pemba. 210 x 160 mm. Showing a man being tossed by a bull. The caption continues: 'Got him! The angry bull tosses a matador lifting him clean off the ground with his powerful head. Matadors are not usually seriously hurt in this way.'.
Fair condition..
1946–1948
11 Bull fighting in Pemba. 210 x 160 mm. Showing a group of men in the ring. The caption continues: 'All the matadors surround and cheer one of their number who has been tossed by the bull. They make short sharp barking sounds.'.
Fair condition..
1946–1948
12 Bull fighting in Pemba. 215 x 160 mm. Showing a group of men shielding their eyes from the sun. The caption continues: 'Spectators, all of who pay to ascend the platforms, take the liveliest interest in the proceedings. They will come many miles to see a good bull fighting.'.
Fair condition..
1946–1948
13 [Arab sword dance]. 210 x 160 mm. Showing groups of men sat ort stood watching two men with swords in the centre. The caption continues: 'A typical Manga (Arab) sword dance in Pemba.'.
Fair condition..
1930–1950
14 Arab sword dancers. 210 x 160 mm. Showing two men with swords, and male spectators behind them.
Fair condition..
1930–1950
15 Arab sword dance. 210 x 160 mm. Showing two men with swords, and male spectators behind them.
Fair condition..
1930–1950
16 [Arab sword dance]. 160 x 210 mm. Showing a man jumping in the air with a sword in each hand. There are male spectators behind him.
Fair condition..
1930–1950

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