David Attenborough et al. in Village in Sierra Leone - at the end of 1954, at night

from Life on air : memoirs of a broadcaster, page 40:

As the weeks went by [in Sierra Leone], so we got to know some villages particularly well and became friends with their chiefs.  One of them was exceptionally helpful and offered to stage a performance by his musicians and dancers in our honour.  We were delighted and decided to try to film and record it.

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cite as

David Attenborough, Life on air : memoirs of a broadcaster (London, 2009), p. 40. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1459200546914 accessed: 17 June, 2024

location of experience: Village in Sierra Leone


David Attenborough
naturalist, TV presenter, TV producer

Listening to

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Music of Sierra Leone

Experience Information

Date/Time at the end of 1954, at night
Medium live, playback
Listening Environment in the company of others, in public


David Attenborough was in Sierra Leone filming for the Zoo Quest series for BBC TV.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Mon, 28 Mar 2016 22:29:07 +0100
Approved on Sun, 08 May 2016 11:53:53 +0100