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The Bistritsa Babi Grannies. Archaic Polyphony, Dances and Ritual Practices from the Shoplouk Region

Language: English

The traditional dances and polyphonic singing found in the Shoplouk region of Bulgaria are still performed by a group of elderly women, the Bistritsa Babi. This tradition includes diaphony, or what is known as shoppe polyphony, ancient forms of the horo chain dance and the ritual practice of lazarouvane, an initiation ceremony for young women.

on this subject: Proclamation of Masterpieces 2005 - Element inscribed on the Representative list 2008

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Place/region: Bulgaria, Europe
Series: 2008 Inscriptions on the Representative List
Type: Documentary
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Director: Haunohaveh Kyatypa
Publisher: Prizma film
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Rights: Prizma film

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Original: Betacam
Location: F-H.129
UMVS reference: AUD-DIT/ISS/ARC/0458.1-3
File No: AVFONDS-CLTITH-2008-00095-BGR-.DV
Source ref.: CLT-ITH-00095-08-1; CLT-ITH-0095052
Rights holder: UNESCO ; Prizma film