Baskeet songs

Abstract : The Baskeet people, speakers of an Omotic language, live in the highlands of Southwest Ethiopia. They have a rich musical tradition and an impressive repertoire of wedding, mourning, work and praise songs. These songs are accompanied by or played on the lyre, on bamboo flutes or on bamboo trumpets. The Baskeet musical traditions are critically endangered due to the rapid Protestantisation in Southwest Ethiopia. This DVD is a first step towards a documentation of Baskeet songs. It presents a selection of lyre songs.
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Yvonne Treis. Baskeet songs. 2012. ⟨hal-00868397⟩



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