OLAC Record

Title:On the survival of the classical "Kithara / Lyre" in N. E. Africa's "Krar / Kisir / Masinkoob / Tambour"

In spite of 200 European mosaics depicting the lyre and kithara, classical studies tell us very little about technique, tuning or timbre of these instruments. Traditional knowledge died around 600 A.D.

The paper claims that in N.E. Africa - especially in very traditional cultures of the Ethiopian highlands or the Beja deserts - these traditions and techniques have survived and are alive indeed. This will be documented by means of illustrations, recordings, film passages, and actual demonstration of today's techniques.

Contributor (author):Wedekind, Klaus
Date (W3CDTF):2006
Description:Includes illustrations, photographs and music samples.
Description (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/58780
Extent:44 slides
Identifier (URI):http://www.kwedekind.de/Eingang1/Biblio1.htm
Language (ISO639):eng
Spatial Coverage (ISO3166):EG
Subject:Beja language
Kithara; Lyre; Krar; Kisir; Masinkoob; Tambour; Stringed instruments
Subject (ISO639):bej
Type (DCMI):Text


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Citation: Wedekind, Klaus. 2006. SIL Language and Culture Archives.
Terms: area_Africa area_Europe country_GB country_SD dcmi_Text iso639_bej iso639_eng

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Country: Sudan
Area: Africa

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