PANEL 7.03

Music, Contexts and Performances in Ethiopia: Continuity, Transformations, Revolutions?

Coordination:
Stephanie Weisser , Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium ;
Dr Getie Gelaye , Hamburg University, Germany.

The introduction of recording technology and the major socio-political changes that occurred since the end of the 19th century in Ethiopia have deeply impacted the musical practices, redesigning the musical scene in urban non-religious contexts mostly. However, some repertoires seem to be relatively less modified. As the start of in-depth scientific studies and wide-scale recordings of Ethiopian music dates back about half a century (mostly focusing on Amhara music, but also on Hamer, Tigrinia, Dorze, etc.), it is now possible, for the first time, to integrate a substantiated short-term historical dimension to the ethnomusicological endeavour. From an emic point of view, the historical dimension can also be considered as important, as ‘the past’ and the ‘tradition’ (or the innovation) is a reference framework for a musical performance’s participants in which musicians and audience position themselves.
From patrimonialization to “modernization”, from focalization on identity to recontextualization, from traditionalism to technicalization, this panel will address music in Ethiopia with regard to the historical processes into which these musical repertoires and practices are being integrated, including both emic and etic points of view. Methodological approaches as well as results are to be discussed, in order to encourage collaborative work, multidisciplinary perspective, and fruitful discussion of theoretical positions. Contributions on other aspects of performance such as dance fitting with the description of this panel, will also be considered.

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SELECTED PAPERS

Mr

AMBAYE

TSEDEKE

Towards a folk taxonomy of Baskeet songs

Dr

FERRAN Hugo

The Ethiopian Evangelical Diaspora of Montreal: Music, Identity and Ambivalence

Dr

GETIE GELAYE

Musical Performances and Song-lyrics of Azmari Dejen Manchilot

Mr.

MIHIRET

MESGANAW ANDUALEM

Omen Guidance in the Movement of Azmaris’ Life

Mr

SIMENEH

BETREYOHANNES

Performing the Revolution: Music and Politics in Ethiopia (1974-1991)

Mr.

STEINHOVDEN Jan Magne

Mäzmur and Zäfän, -within and beyond the Evangelical Movement in Ethiopia

Dr

TARSITANI Simone

Comparison of Oromo and Harari menzuma tradition through the analysis of manuscripts and recorded performance

Dr.

TSE

KIMBERLIN Cynthia

The Korean War (1950-1953) and the Kagnew Battalion: Music, War, and the Concept of Collective Security:

Dr / Mr

WEISSER Stéphanie / FALCETO Francis

Investigating modes and scales in Amhara secular musical performances. A conceptual and historical study

Dr.

WOUBE KASSAYE

Analysis of Me’eraf

PAPER SUBMISSION

Authors are advised to submit their paper to the Organizing Committee
before September 30, 2012
.

Papers will be published as pre-proceedings on the website, under each panel section.

Papers should be limited to ca. 5000 words or 30,000 signs (including spaces).

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