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Title
Music and dance of Ethiopia
Names
New York Public Library. Dance Division (Producer)
Almaz Getahun
Abbe Belew
Etegegne Mulah
Holub, Johannes (Videographer)
Holub, Jenny (Videographer)
Ward, Penny (Videographer)
Nile Ethiopian Ensemble
Detour Productions
World Music Institute
Symphony Space (New York, N.Y.)
New York Public Library. Dance Collection
Collection

Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image Original Documentation

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1997
Table of Contents
Part 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 locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 2402
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-5268 (former)
Topics
Music -- Ethiopia
Dance -- Ethiopia
Genres
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
two-dimensional moving image
Dance
Video
Notes
Statement 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 Description
Extent: 2 streaming video file (NTSC) (112 min.) :sd., col.
Type of Resource
Moving image
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY97-F107
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12992734
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): f33f48e0-8b65-0135-b446-0bbc16ae10a1
Rights Statement
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  • 1997: Issued
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Music and dance of Ethiopia" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1997. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/797b6007-b332-428d-9337-548677e53727

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Music and dance of Ethiopia" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 18, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/797b6007-b332-428d-9337-548677e53727

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1997). Music and dance of Ethiopia Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/797b6007-b332-428d-9337-548677e53727

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Music and dance of Ethiopia