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Practice of Traditional Music and Dance in Setesdal - playing, dancing and singing (stev/stevjing)

Language: English

In the practice of traditional music and dance in Setesdal, traditional dance and music belong together. The melodies are named after the ‘gangar’ dance and the ‘stev’ songs are often performed in the intervals between the dancing/playing, either solo or by two or more singers in dialogue with each other. The dance is performed by couples in a clockwise circle and the music is played on the Hardanger fiddle and the jaw harp. Setesdal has been transmitted continuously since the 18th century, and continues to evolve, with new songs and tunes being composed constantly.

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Place/region: Setesdal, Norway, Europe
Series: 2019 inscriptions on the Representative List
Type: Documentary
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Publisher: Setesdal Spelemannslag; Agder Folkmusikkarkiv; Kreativ Videoproduksjon
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Rights: Setesdal Spelemannslag; Agder Folkmusikkarkiv

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Original: Video.MP4
Location: EV only
UMVS reference: SYNAV-2019-CLTITH-RL-0143200023
Source ref.: DOC:0143200023 ; CAND:01432
Rights holder: UNESCO ; Setesdal Spelemannslag; Agder Folkmusikkarkiv