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Dengbêj

  • Language: Kurdish
  • Region: Kurdistan
  • Improviser: Dengbêj
  • Description: This term used to describe Kurdish singing perfectly describes the improvisers from Kurdistan: "deng" means voice and "bej" means to sing. They form words of great beauty and improvise verses on various topics, often as a lamentation for the deceased ("stran"). They are trying to increase its transmission and some women also improvise.
  • Videos on the Internet: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=dengbej+kurdi
  • Fact sheet in Kulturartea Mapa