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ERIC Number: EJ907543
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1048-3713
Scribing Work Songs at an Archeological Dig in Egypt
Poppe, Donna
General Music Today, v24 n2 p31-36 Jan 2011
This article reports research conducted in the northeastern corner of Egypt's Nile Delta during an excavation at the Mendes archeological dig site in July-August, 2007. Donald Redford, Professor at Pennsylvania State University, accepted the author as the only nonarcheologist that year. In addition to duties of measuring, registering, and storing artifacts as they were unearthed, the author was the first (to her knowledge) to collect work songs at the Mendes site. The purpose of this research was to make digital recordings of regional work songs in the field. Many songs/chants were recorded, transcribed, and categorized as gender specific. Results also showed that cell phone ring tones were "now" used as pacesetters, which was of interest to area anthropologists. (Contains 5 figures and 3 resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Egypt