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Book: Bikutsi

Chapter: Women’s Song-and-Dance-Pieces: The "Original" Bikutsi

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.36062


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.

Chapter Contributors

  • Anja Brunner ( - abrunner) 'University of Bern'