Some remarks on the music, poetry and dance of the
people of Yap
Published in: Zeitschrift fnr ethnologie -- Vol. 35
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
Literary texts (539);
Musical and theatrical productions (545);
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 ID: or22-017
English translation from German
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.
Physician, Government Official-5
Helen Gunsher Bornstein;
Yap State, Federated
Yapese (Micronesian people)/Yap