COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH ON THE SONGS OF THE CITY

Author: Ilaria Sartori, Abdulmuheimen Abdulnassir

Year : 2010

ABSTRACT

Harari songs, called gey fäqär, “the songs of the city,” are among the significant gey fäqär are presently mostly performed at weddings: women sing in wāli); they may also play solo (salley) or in duo (ğāliyei,include religion, patriotism, friendship, love and marriage. Performance of the expression of a shared literary and musical patrimony with the ability of poetical creation and melodic variation; texts and melodies)interconnected with the social and ritual events they accompany. Documentation and analysis of the songs of the city thus implies an interdisciplinary approach–including linguistic, philological, literary, anthropological and musicological study– and cannot be removed from a positive relationship with the community and cooperative interactions with local and international researchers and intellectuals.

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