Women’s Song-and-Dance-Pieces: The "Original" Bikutsi
Anja Brunner [+]
University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna
Chapter 3 discusses one of the sources/origins of the guitar-based popular music genre bikutsi: women’s song-and-dance-pieces in Beti music. Starting with general information on Beti music and the conceptions around music in Beti culture, a special focus lies on the sung and danced bikutsi pieces by women, in terms of content, dance, and structure, including an historical as well as a contemporary perspective.