We would like to thank Dr. Datey-Kumodzie for giving us this interview and for his willingness to share with us his knowledge of Ewe religious songs and the Hogbetsotso festival. We would like to express our thanks to Rob Goedemans, Dimitri Unger, and Hilde Kroes for the technical support, and to the colleagues that discussed a preliminary version of the video interview and our reading of it during the workshop “Researchers as Griots? Reflections on Multimedia Fieldwork and Authorship” (Africa Studies Centre, Leiden, 3 July 2010) and the conference “Multimedia Research and Documentation of Oral Genres in Africa: the step forward” (Leiden University, 17-19 December 2009) held in the framework of the project “International Network in African Oral Literatures, New Media and Technologies” (2006-2009) funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), the Centre de Recherche Berbère (INALCO, Paris), the University of Hamburg, the Institut National des Langues et Civilizations Orientales (INALCO, Paris), the University of Leiden, the University of Naples L’Orientale, and the School of African and Oriental Studies (SOAS, London).

The production of Verba Africana 4 was made possible through financial support of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO).