Oral history of Kuulo Katoo (house), Dompofie, describes how the ancestress Wurache came to the area from the sky. The history of how other groups came to live alongside Wurache and her family is summarized. The role of the family in the installation of the chief and their postion as earth priest is described. A list of former male and female heads of family is included. To cite: Stahl, Ann, and James Anane. 2011. Kuulo Katoo, Dumpofie [Dompofie]. In, "Family Histories from the Banda Traditional Area, Brong-Ahafo Region, Ghana, 1986," pp. 27-28. Brochure circulated 1989, reissued with photos and additional histories in 2011. 3 pages.
A video made from a photo and original cassette tape audio recording of a 1986 family history interview with Elders of Kuulo Katoo in Dompofie, Banda. Female head of family, Lelɛɛ Afua Fofie (age, c. 90 yrs), shared in the Nafaanra language the history of Wurache, female ancestress of Kuulo Katoo. The interview was conducted by Dr. Ann Stahl and James Anane as part of a 1986 research project on family histories of the Banda area. Also participating in the interview were: Dompofie Odikro and male head of family, Tolɛɛ Kwadwo Fordjour (age, c. 95 yrs), Kwame Broma (age, c. 80 yrs), Kwasi Donkor (age, c. 70 yrs), Kwasi Millah (age, 60 yrs), Kwabena Mensah (age, 60 yrs), Kwame Dɔmeabra (age, 55 yrs) and Emmanuel Dwira (age, 33 yrs). The original audio has been edited to exclude (poorly audible) translations of Nafaanra dialogue into English. The original cassette recording ended prior to the conclusion of the interview, and thus does not capture the full exchange in Nafaanra. An English translation of the interview and the still image of Dompofie elders are available in the Banda Through Time repository (links below). Dompofie, 6 August, 1986. Length: 15.38 minutes.