Scope and arrangement
The Léon Gontran Damas Recorded Sound Collection consists primarily of noncommercial recordings of radio broadcasts made during his travels to Africa, France, the United States and other countries, interviews, poetry readings and lectures by Damas and other artists, as well as drum music and traditional music from French Guinea and Sub-Saharan Africa. The collection also includes one commercial long playing vinyl audio record, "Poésie de la Négritude" featuring readings by Damas of his poetry. In addition to works by Damas, the collection features Guy Tirolien, Bernard Dadie, Jacques Rabemananjara, Aimé Césaire, Léopold Sédar Senghor, Bob Stokes, Eugene Miller, Jayne Cortez and others.
The The Leon Gontran Damas Sound Recording Collection [sound recording] is arranged in six series: