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The Resource The musical steppes of Mongolia, by Heidi Draper Production and Alain Desjacques, (electronic resource)

The musical steppes of Mongolia, by Heidi Draper Production and Alain Desjacques, (electronic resource)

Label
The musical steppes of Mongolia
Title
The musical steppes of Mongolia
Statement of responsibility
by Heidi Draper Production and Alain Desjacques
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Alain Desjacques, a well-known ethnomusicologist, takes us on a pilgrimmage to find and record the best traditional musicians and singers on the steppes of Mongolia. Desjacques had spent time in Mongolia before and had learned the language. Thus he was welcomed and given access to domestic life, with its closely knit families and intergenerational living. Set against stunning vistas of the rugged terrain, the film captures not only the music, but the richly textured details of daily life - hospitality customs, food preparation, games, caring for the herds. It is a portrait of a people who live almost entirely off their animals - horses, yaks, camels, and sheep - with little contact with the outside world. Travelling by horseback, truck and foot, Desjacques tracks down the most revered diphonic musicians. The diphonic sound combines a base drone with a melodic upper register. We hear part of an epic song which takes the singer seven days to perform, completely from memory. The venerable flutist, Narantsogt, performs inside his yurt, producing diphonic sounds that mimic nature. His daughter serves the customary salted tea and yak yogourt fermented in a goat skin bag. The Musical Steppes of Mongolia provides a unique view of a rapidly disappearing culture
Additional physical form
Previously released as DVD
Awards note
  • American Anthropological Association, 1995
  • Association of Asian Studies, 1995
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
For High School; College; Adult audiences
Language note
This edition in English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Desjacques, Alain
  • Draper, Heidi
  • Filmakers Library, inc
  • Heidi Draper Production
Runtime
51
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ethnology
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Folk music
  • Folk songs, Mongolian
Target audience
general
Label
The musical steppes of Mongolia, by Heidi Draper Production and Alain Desjacques, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Control code
ASP1649687/flon
Dimensions
  • other
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource (51 min.)
Form of item
online
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)747798112
Video recording format
other
Label
The musical steppes of Mongolia, by Heidi Draper Production and Alain Desjacques, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Control code
ASP1649687/flon
Dimensions
  • other
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource (51 min.)
Form of item
online
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)747798112
Video recording format
other

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