A proposito di musica e musicisti d’Etiopia. Una nota sulle più antiche testimonianze

Mazzei, Lorenza (2006) A proposito di musica e musicisti d’Etiopia. Una nota sulle più antiche testimonianze. Annali dell’Università degli studi di Napoli “L’Orientale”. Rivista del Dipartimento di Studi Asiatici e del Dipartimento di Studi e Ricerche su Africa e Paesi Arabi, 2006 (66). pp. 42-48. ISSN 0393-3180

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The article deals with the musical activity and the social status of musicians within the Ethiopian traditional societies, between I millennium B.C. and the period of the Gondär dynasty(17th cent.). Archaeological and literary documents allow one to reconstruct a true ideological debate, pivoting around the struggle between the sacred and the profane. Thus, music was exposed to a religious judgement too, to absolve the creativity addressed to the praise of God and to convict the art made for the pleasure of the senses.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Gondär dynasty, Ethiopian traditional societies, musical activities, musicians.
Subjects:AREA 10 - Scienze dell'antichita' / filologico letterarie e storico artistiche > ETNOMUSICOLOGIA
ID Code:523
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Deposited On:02 Apr 2011 19:25
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