Chants liturgiques coptes With its roots in Ancient Egyptian music, Coptic Christian chant is one of the oldest liturgical genres still performed today. Drawing on the Ragheb Moftah Collection, this presentation explores some of the earliest music transcriptions by explorers, missionaries, and scholars in Egypt, highlighting Moftah's efforts to notate, record, and preserve all Coptic Orthodox hymns. Learn more about current scholarship and what is happening in the Coptic community today. The Ragheb Moftah Collection in the Library of Congress documents Moftah's 75-year career as an ethnomusicologist who served as the chair of the Music Department at the Institute of Coptic Studies in Egypt from 1954 until he died in 2001. Marian Roberston-Wilson's Revised Guide to the Ragheb Moftah Collection of Coptic Chant accompanies the 21 converted CDs and provides the Coptic texts, transliteration, and English translation for the liturgy of St.
Cinémémoire ANTHROPOLOGY FOR BEGINNERS The Oud UbuWeb Race I like race. I know it sounds odd, even politically incorrect. But I really enjoy the differences among people around the world. One aspect of this is all our different cultures. But another is all our different physical types. The races are definitely not "subspecies." Because the concept of race has been confused so thoroughly with our terrible history of racism, many avoid the term altogether. Skin Speaking of the "red" man, the "white" man, and the "black" man, skin color is perhaps the first characteristic we think of when we think of race. Skin, hair, and eye color are due to relative amounts of melanin. The experts are pretty much in agreement about how the varieties of skin color came about. Once people were out of Africa, there was a lot more variation in levels of sunlight. In Europe, there was an odd mutation, something like albinism. Meanwhile, people moved into Siberia, a light brown in color. Hair Genetically, Africans have more variety than other races. Eyes Blood Genes
Musique francophone et musique d'Afrique - RFI Musique Goody on the Differences between Orality and Literacy | Chapter 1: Literacies on a Human Scale | Literacies | New Learning Cambridge Anthropologist Jack Goody writes about some of the differences between oral and literate societies: The written word does not replace speech, any more than speech replaces gesture. But it adds an important dimension to much social action. This is especially true of the politico-legal domain, for the growth of bureaucracy clearly depends to a considerable degree upon the ability to control ‘secondary group’ relationships by means of written communications. Other social institutions are affected more directly. I have tried to take certain of the characteristics that Levi-Strauss and others have regarded as marking the distinction between primitive and advanced, between wild and domesticated thinking, and to suggest that many of the valid aspects of these somewhat vague dichotomies can be related to changes in the mode of communication, especially the introduction of various forms of writing
Ô nuit, ô mes yeux : Les grandes stars de la musique égyptienne et libanaise Dans ce livre il y a les cabarets du Caire, les studios, villas, casinos du Caire, les maris, les amants, l’alcool, les somnifères, l’argent, les suicides, les brownings, les scandales, les palaces. Il y a le chant, la musique, la voix, les ovations, les triomphes, la gloire. Il y a l'audace, le génie, l'aventure, la tragédie. Il y a des poètes et des émirs, des danseuses, des banquiers, des officiers, des imams, des cheikhs, des actrices, des khawagates, des musiciens, des vamps, des noctambules, des révoltés, des sultans, des pachas, des beys, des espionnes, des prodiges, des rois d'Egypte et la cour. D'éminents journalistes, de célèbres compositeurs, des patronnes de clubs, des grands chambellans, des joueurs de oud. Il y a la chute de l'empire ottoman et il y a la guerre en Palestine, il y a la prise du canal de Suez et la défaite de 1967, il y a un siècle au Proche-Orient. Un volume de 576 pages en quadrichromie.
Introducing Ethiopian folk dance: Mocha Ethiopia Dance Group (English site) Ethiopia has over 80 ethnic groups in the country, and each group has a very unique step and rhythm. Due to its old history, one that dates back to 3000 years, Ethiopia's folk dance is a symbol of their mosaic culture. Dancing is an integrated part of life for Ethiopian's and they love dancing. ●Dance of Tigray People The dance of Tigray region is characterized by two-beat drum rhymes. ●Dance of Amhara People The dance of people in Amhara region (Northern Ethiopia) is called “Eskesta” which has unique movement of neck, shoulder and chest. ●Dance of Somali People In eastern Ethiopia, people living near the border to Somalia are Muslims. ●Dance of Oromia People Oromiya region is the largest and their dance styles are different depending on places. ●Dance of Gurage People The Grage area is about 100Km Southwest from the capital city Addis Ababa. ●Dance of Walyta People Walyta people living in Southern Ethiopia dance with distinctive movement of waist. ●Dance of Gambella People
Classical Arabic Music Systematic Kinship Terminologies The Hawaiian system is the least descriptive and merges many different relatives into a small number of categories. Ego distinguishes between relatives only on the basis of sex and generation. Thus there is no uncle term; (mother's and father's brothers are included in the same category as father). All cousins are classified in the same group as brothers and sisters. Lewis Henry Morgan, a 19th century pioneer in kinship studies, surmised that the Hawaiian system resulted from a situation of unrestricted sexual access or "primitive promiscuity" in which children called all members of their parental generation father and mother because paternity was impossible to acertain. Anthropologists now know that there is no history of such practices in any of the cultures using this terminology and that people in these societies make behavioural, if not linguistic, distinctions between their actual parents and other individuals they may call "father" or "mother". actual Hawaiian terms .