Category Archives: Music

Gamo and Dorze music

Have a look at this fantastic video of the performances of the Tsalke Ha Hu Folk Group from Gamo – filmed by Vincent Moon and Jacob Kirkegaard in Addis Ababa. An interview with the French film-maker can be read here. … Continue reading

Posted in Music | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gallery: Baskeet lyre players

This gallery contains 26 photos.

My last two posts have dealt with the lyre, the most important musical instrument in Baskeet. During my last fieldtrip in Baskeet I have worked with a number of lyre players who readily shared their musical knowledge with me. In … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

The techniques and vocabulary of lyre playing

In my last post, the Baskeet lyre (zimbi) has been portrayed. Today, I take a look at the vocabulary of lyre playing. In the Baskeet language, playing a lyre is literally expressed as “blowing” a lyre. The central meaning of … Continue reading

Posted in Documentation, Music, Musical instrument | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment