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Kenga (Zentralsudan, Süd-Wadai) - Totenklage der Frauen

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Title Kenga (Zentralsudan, Süd-Wadai) - Totenklage der Frauen
Alternative Title Kenga (Central Sudan, South Wadai) - Death Lament of the Women
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-1359
IWF Signature E 1359
Publisher IWF (Göttingen)
Release Date 1972
Language Original sound, no spoken text
Producer IWF
Production Year 1964

Technical Metadata

IWF Technical Data Film, 16 mm, LT, 92 m ; SW, 8 1/2 min

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Subject Area Ethnology
Abstract Im Dorf Barama singen Frauen Klagelieder und tanzen später den Dodi-Trauertanz. Sie haben zum Zeichen der Trauer die kahlrasierten Köpfe mit Asche bestreut und tragen weiße Baumwollgürtel.
In the Kenga village of Barama an old man has died. Early on the burial day several women of the village assemble at the entrance-gate to the homestead of the deceased. They sing the traditional mourning-songs, accompanying the songs by drums and iron hoe blades which they strike against one another. Near female relatives of the deceased have shaved their heads and put ashes on them as a sign of mourning. Many of the women wear mourning belts of white cotton strips, the widow of the deceased is to be known by the thick cloth belt round her waist. She dances absent-minded, other women too improvise dancing steps. Some of the women wail. Later on a group of women dances the dodi-dance, one of the Kenga mourning-dances.
Keywords Kenga
Trauer
Trauertanz
Trauerkleidung
Totenkult, Totenbrauchtum
Tanz / Tschad
Tanz / Frauentanz
Singen / Tschad
Kleidung
Klagelied
Klagefrauen
Frauentanz
Dodi
Brauchtum / Lebenskreis
Asche
custom / circle of life
dance / women's dance
grief
ashes
dodi
women's dance
wailing women
mourners
funeral dance
clothing
mourning
singing / Chad
dance / Chad
death cult, death custom
Kenga

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