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Glasoechko: The Two-part Male Singing of Dolni Polog


Language: English

Male two-part singing in Dolni Polog known as Glasoechko, is a traditional practice characteristic of the region. The songs combining drone and melodic voices often accompanied by a flute and bagpipe are performed spontaneously at celebrations. The practice is symbolic of the cultural identity of bearers and is transmitted through imitation. No recordings of the songs exist, which combined with outward migration and a perceived lack of interest from young people has meant that the tradition appears close to extinction.


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Place/region: North Macedonia, South East Europe
Series: 2015 inscriptions on the Urgent Safeguarding List
Type: Documentary
Duration:
Production and personalities:
Director: Boban Mateski, Dragan Simunoski, Natasa Janeva
Publisher: Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Macedonia
Producer: Velika Stojkova, Trio Gavrovski, Trio Podgorija
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Rights: TV Kiss Tetovo
 

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Original: Video.AVI
Location: EV only
UMVS reference: HQFS-CLTICH-USL-2015-0110400003
Source ref.: DOC:0110400003; CAND:01104
Rights holder: UNESCO; TV Kiss Tetovo