[SCA-AE] Darbukkas (was:Doumbeks) & bardic
Brad Boda d'Aylward
bradb at micro-link.net
Sun Feb 4 22:27:53 EST 2007
( I am so going to murder the spelling of his name)
How many recall ShanGir?? Middle Eastern persona who *Never* steps out of
persona as long as he's wearing garb. Absolutely awesome bard who has
maorality based stories which bear up to the standards of the culture which
he represents. In fifteen years of playing in the SCA I have seldom ever
heard him repeat the same story twice. When he takes the floor at a Hafla
the drummers and dancers all get a break and we are entertained with well
woven bardic stories from a master story teller.
Granted, his performances reflect the culture of the Middle Eastern drums
and dancers, so as a Bard he makes the choice of material which plays to the
'house'. I doubt that the Irish drinking songs would go over well where the
culture eschews alchohol.
Subject: RE: [SCA-AE] Darbukkas (was:Doumbeks) & bardic
> Greetings again from Brion:
> Dur, haven't you and I had this discussion in person? At Oriana's, wasn't
> As I recall we ended up in more or less complete agreement. There is no
> particular reason why bardic (songs, poetry and storytelling to use a
> definition) cannot coexist and complement even complement each other.
> simply a matter of making that happen. That said, my comment about the
> drunk-and-horny crowd was aimed at the stereotype and certainly not at
> circle. Do you really think that bardic can coexist with belly-dance
> circles at some of the big parties that either of us could name? Probably
> not, but maybe if you had just the right piece . . .
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