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Djaya (Zentralsudan, Süd-Wadai) - Unterhaltungstänze »djele«

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Title Djaya (Zentralsudan, Süd-Wadai) - Unterhaltungstänze »djele«
Alternative Title Djaya (Central Sudan, South Wadai) - Recreational Dances »djele«
Author Fuchs, Peter
License No Open Access License:
German copyright law applies. This film may be used for your own use but it may not be distributed via the internet or passed on to external parties.
DOI 10.3203/IWF/E-1000
IWF Signature E 1000
Publisher IWF (Göttingen)
Release Date 1966
Language Original sound, no spoken text
Producer IWF
Production Year 1965

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IWF Technical Data Film, 16 mm, LT, 110 m ; F, 10 min

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Subject Area Ethnology
Abstract Im Dorf Djaya tanzen junge Männer in Kreisformation, ihre Turbantücher schwenkend, um eine Gruppe von Preislieder singenden Mädchen und zwei Trommlern. Zwischen den einzelnen Tänzen singt der Chor zur Begleitung der Trommeln.
In the centre of the dancing-place stand two drummers and the girls' chorus. The drums are cylindrical drums with double membrane attached by bracing cords. The girls clap their hands and sing songs in praise of prominent persons. The dancers, about twenty boys, move anti-clockwise around the girls' chorus and the drummers. They wear long turban scarves which they wave in the air when swinging their arms. There is a close connection between the girls'singing and the boys movements: the steps of the boys are directed by the songs. The first dance is followed by a passage showing only the chorus singing and the beating of the drums. Another "djele"-dance follows, accompanied too by singing, rhythmical hand-clapping and the beating of the drums. The dancers circle once more around the group of the girls and wave their turban scraves, but thei steps are modified. Shortly after the dance stops, the girls intone another song and the third "djele"-dance begins. The complicated complications of steps are performed by the dancers on the spot; they are evidently differing from those of the preceding dances. All "djele"-dances are presented at full length.
Keywords Djaya
Tanz / Tschad
Tanz / Männertanz
Singen / im Chor
Musikinstrumente / Membranophone
songs of praise
dance / men's dance
men's dance
musical instruments / membranophone
singing / chorus
dance / Chad
entertainment dance

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