• De-orientalizing the ‘Aita and Re-orienting the Shikhat

    Author(s):
    Alessandra Ciucci (see profile)
    Date:
    2010
    Group(s):
    Ethnomusicology, Gender Studies, Postcolonial Studies
    Subject(s):
    Ethnomusicology, North Africa, Orientalism, Postcolonialism, Women's studies
    Item Type:
    Book chapter
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/zgvd-rx61
    Abstract:
    'Aita is a sung poetry practiced by professional female singer-dancers known as shikhat along the Moroccan Atlantic plains and plateaus. By focusing on the discourses and politics employed in the revalorization of the 'aita, this ethnographic investigation will show how the official incorporation of the 'aita into the Moroccan heritage has affected the sung poetry and its performers.
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    Published as:
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    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    5 years ago
    License:
    All Rights Reserved

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