Music and dance of Ethiopia
NamesNew York Public Library. Dance Division (Producer)Almaz GetahunAbbe BelewEtegegne MulahHolub, Johannes (Videographer)Holub, Jenny (Videographer)Ward, Penny (Videographer)Nile Ethiopian EnsembleDetour ProductionsWorld Music InstituteSymphony Space (New York, N.Y.)New York Public Library. Dance Collection
Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image Original Documentation
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1997
Table of ContentsPart 1: Music in the Azmari tradition / songs sung by Seleshe Damessae, who accompanies himself on the krar, or six-stringed East African harp.Part 2: Nile Ethiopian Ensemble. Oromo / young warrior's dance in monkey-skin headdress -- Masinko solo [instrumental music on the masinko, or one-stringed fiddle] -- Minjar / harvest song from Shoa, central Ethiopia -- Krar solo -- Gurage / dance from central Ethiopia -- Tizita / nostalgic love song -- Harar oromo / dance from southeastern Ethiopia -- Ambasel / song about Ambasel, a place in Wollo province, central Ethiopia -- Woleita / dance from southern Ethiopia -- Masinko solo -- Finale: Gojam and Gondar / Gojam: song and dance in tribute to Gojam, western Ethiopia, the source of the Blue Nile river and its spectacular falls, Tiss Abaye ; Gondar: love song accompanying a dance inspired by the movements of chickens -- introduction of company members.
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 2402Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-5268 (former)
TopicsMusic -- EthiopiaDance -- Ethiopia
GenresFilmed danceFilmed performancestwo-dimensional moving imageDanceVideo
NotesStatement of responsibility: presented by the World Music Institute ; production management by Detour Productions.Accompanied by house program.Recording made possible by the cooperation of the World Music Institute, Seleshe Damessae, the Nile Ethiopian Ensemble, Symphony Space, and the Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image of the Dance Collection of The New York Public Library.Performers: Performed by Seleshe Damessae (krar, vocals).Performers: Performed by the Nile Ethiopian Ensemble, directed by Tesfaye Lemma: Mikias Abeye (drums), Almaz Getahun (dance), Selamawit Nega (vocals), Minaleh Dagnew (krar), Abbe Belew (dance), Etegegne Mulah (dance), Worotaw Wubet (masinko, vocals).Venue: Videotaped in performance at Symphony Space, New York, on February 22, 1997 ; video director, Johannes Holub ; cameras, Jenny Holub and Penny Ward.Funding: Recording made possible by the assistance of grants from New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical DescriptionExtent: 2 streaming video file (NTSC) (112 min.) :sd., col.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: NYPY97-F107NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12992734Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): f33f48e0-8b65-0135-b446-0bbc16ae10a1
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