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Moorish Epic T'heydinn


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The T'heydinn epic encompasses dozens of poems in the Hassaniya language lauding the glorious feats of Moorish emirs and sultans and preserving the collective memory of society. Sung by griots and accompanied by traditional stringed instruments such as the lute, harp and kettledrum, the poems are passed down from father to son, with young griots first learning the instrumental skills before being initiated into the poetic tradition. Performances are occasions for regional tribal and family reunions, strengthening social ties and promoting social peace and mutual assistance.


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Place/region: Mauritania, North Africa
Series: Inscriptions on the Intangible Heritage Lists
Type: Documentary
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Publisher: DPC-Ministere mauritanien de la culture
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Rights: DPC-Ministere mauritanien de la culture
 

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Original: Video.MPEG
Location: EV only
UMVS reference: AVFONDS-CLTITH-2011-0052400006
Source ref.: DOC:0052400006 CAND:00524
Rights holder: UNESCO ; DPC-Ministere mauritanien de la culture
Addicional info: Ex 819