[COMPLETE] West African Folk Tales, W. H. Barker - CL/ez

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Rowen
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Post by Rowen » January 5th, 2007, 7:12 pm

This project is complete and can be downloaded here from the LibriVox catalogue: http://librivox.org/west-african-folk-tales-by-william-h-barker/

Well my first go at this, so hope this goes ok :) I've been trying to find PD versions of Anansi tales for a while now. I don't think that this has been done already?

West African Folk Tales by William H. Barker

It'd be great if we could get this cataloged for March Madness, so if I could have all the files in by March 24th then that would be fantastic! :)

We're going to use the shortened Librivox disclaimer, those sections that have already been recorded can stay as is, but for those which have yet to be recorded could you please use the shorted Librivox disclaimer, the text for which can be found below the magic window. :)
  1. How to claim a part, and 'how it all works' here
    To find a section to record, simply look at point 5. below at the sections. All the ones without names beside them are “up for grabs.” Click "Post reply" at the top left of the screen and tell us which section you’d like to read (include the section number from the left-most column in the reader list, please). Read points 6. to 8. below for what to do before, during and after your recording.
  2. New to recording?
    Please read our Newbie Guide to Recording!
  3. Is there a deadline?
    Target completion date of this project: March 2007 – but try to send your recordings as soon as you can. If you cannot do your section, for whatever reason, just let me know and it’ll go back to the pool. There’s no shame in this; we’re all volunteers and things happen.
  4. Where do I find the text?
    Gutenberg e-text: http://www.mainlesson.com/display.php?author=barker&book=folktales&story=_contents
  5. Summary:
    A collection of folk tales mostly centred around Anansi. In West African lore Anansi is known as a trickster god, and is often depicted as either a spider, a human or a combination of both. Thus many of the stories are attempts by Anansi to trick others for his own gain. Other stories are about why certain animals act in certain ways. (Summary by Lizzie Driver)
  6. Please claim sections (the numbers in the first column below)!


    (BC admin link)
  7. BEFORE recording:
    Please check the Recording Notes:
    http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6427#6430

    Set your recording software to:
    Bit Rate: 128 kbps
    Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz
  8. DURING recording:
    Make sure you add this to the beginning and end of your recording:
    • "[Chapter] From West African Folk Tales by William H. Barker, read for LibriVox.org by [your name] "
    End of recording
    • At the end of the section, say:
      End of [Chapter]. This recording is in the public domain."
      If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
      "End of West African Folk Tales, by William H. Barker."
    Please leave 5 seconds silence at the end of your recording, or 10 seconds for files longer than 30 minutes!

    Also, please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
  9. AFTER recording:
    Save files as
    128 kbps MP3
    westafricanfolktales_##_barker.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is your section number. (westafricanfolktales_01_barker.mp3)

    ID3 V2 tags
    (To find out more about ID3 tags, go to our wiki: http://librivox.org/wiki/moin.cgi/WhatIsID3)
    Add the following tags to your .mp3 file (how you do this depends on which software you use – if you are unsure about ID3 tags, send me a message). Please mind upper and lower case!

    Title: ## Title
    Artist: William H. Barker
    Album: West African Folk Tales

    Please ignore tags for Genre and Track Number - these will be filled in automatically at the cataloguing stage.

    Transfer of files (completed recordings)
    Files can either be posted here in the forum (link to your webspace) or emailed via http://yousendit.com to: dragonmystery @ hotmail.com (if you use yousendit, it's helpful if you'll post the resulting link in this thread)

    I'll need the following information from you when you submit a recording:
    - your name/pseudonym as you want to appear in the LibriVox catalog, and your website URL if you like. These are only necessary if this is your first LibriVox recording.
    - the file size of your .mp3 file.
Any questions?
Please post below or PM me. :)
Last edited by Rowen on March 17th, 2007, 12:32 pm, edited 3 times in total.
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Post by evamarie » January 6th, 2007, 2:53 pm

i would like to record Thunder and Anansi and THE HUNTER AND THE TORTOISE i see you are not ready to cast yet but wanted to let you know.

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Post by lauraann » January 6th, 2007, 3:44 pm

i would like to record Why the Lizard Moves his Head up and Down when you are ready

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Post by Rowen » January 6th, 2007, 6:09 pm

I'll mark you down once someone decides to MC this, I myself am going to claim How We Got the Name "Spider Tales" and How Wisdom Became the Property of the Human Race
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Post by ezwa » January 7th, 2007, 3:43 pm

Rowen, I'd be happy to MC this for you.
I'll get back to you ASAP.
Ezwa

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Post by Rowen » January 7th, 2007, 10:17 pm

Yay! Thanks :)
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Post by ezwa » January 7th, 2007, 11:42 pm

The magic window is set, Rowen. I send you the info you need to edit it.

Everyone, please, do not forget to let us know what catalogue name you'd like.

Cheers,
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Post by rootpi » January 8th, 2007, 12:37 am

I would like to record "Why the Moon and Stars Get Their Light from the Sun" -- thanks!

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Post by Rowen » January 8th, 2007, 11:04 am

Ok so the magic window is up, and I've added everyone so far to their relevant sections, I've altered the LibriVox intro bit slightly so its [section title] from [Book title] I think this should hopefully make more sense as we don't have chapters. Unless anyone has a better suggestion?
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Post by ezwa » January 8th, 2007, 3:57 pm

Sounds good to me, Rowen. Adding [track ##] might make it a bit long.
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Post by luciburg » January 8th, 2007, 7:16 pm

If it's okay I would like to do 6 & 14 :)
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Post by Rowen » January 8th, 2007, 8:38 pm

Certainly :) I've added you to the reader list :)
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Post by Rowen » January 12th, 2007, 12:55 pm

Hopefully I've done this right, but section 1 and 2 have been completed :) ( I apologise for what is probably a bad attempt at some of the pronunciations of the names!)

http://www.studioae.com/LibriVox/AfricanTales/westafricanfolktales_01_barker.mp3

http://www.studioae.com/LibriVox/AfricanTales/westafricanfolktales_02_barker.mp3
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Post by luciburg » January 15th, 2007, 5:40 am

Here is:
Chapter 06: Tit For Tat
http://download.yousendit.com/443CCB7238C7044E
Length 05min 07sec. 4.69MB

Chapter 14: Morning Sunrise
http://download.yousendit.com/CCDF292D64E7E2D3
Length 02min 25sec. 2.21MB

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Post by Rowen » January 15th, 2007, 8:18 am

Thanks Lucy :)
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