Born, L.. Some remarks on the music, poetry and dance of the people of Yap

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Title: Some remarks on the music, poetry and dance of the people of Yap

Published in: Zeitschrift fnr ethnologie -- Vol. 35

Published By: Zeitschrift fnr ethnologie -- Vol. 35 Berlin: Verlag von A. Asher and Co., 1903. HRAF ms: 1, 10 leaves [original: 134-142 p.]: ill.

By line: L. Born

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2000. Computer File

Culture: Yapese (OR22)

Subjects: Music (533); Sex (830); Literature (538); Literary texts (539); Musical and theatrical productions (545);

Abstract: This brief article, written by a German government doctor who lived among the Yapese, concerns Yapese music, poetry, and dance. For each art form, the author describes prevalent themes and styles as well as occasions for performance and the role of the specialist or performer. Furthermore, the author provides a vivid description of dance costumes and adornment. The importance of these arts in Yap culture is emphasized.

Document Number: 17

Document ID: or22-017

Document Type: Journal Article

Language: English translation from German

Note: Translation of: [Einige Bemerkungen nber Misik, Dichtkunst und Tanz der Yapleute]. Translated from the German in 1942 for the Yale Cross-Cultural Survey in connection with the Navy Pacific Islands Handbook Project.

Field Date: ca. 1902

Evaluation: Physician, Government Official-5

Analyst: Helen Gunsher Bornstein; 1975

Coverage Date: 1902

Coverage Place: Yap State, Federated States of Micronesia

LCSH: Yapese (Micronesian people)/Yap (Micronesia)


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