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ID: 300260302
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/aat/300260302

 

Record Type: concept
griots (performing artists, <people in the performing arts>, ... People (hierarchy name))

 

Note: Western African people whose role is to narrate, chant, or sing histories, especially genealogies, of individuals, families, and communities, often accompanying this with instrumental music, acting, and mime. Originally the term was used with reference only to West Africans, now applied to such people in other cultures and geographic regions. Griots are usually male; for females who have this role, prefer the narrower term "griottes."
 
Terms:
griots (preferred,C,U,LC,English-P,D,U,PN)
griots (Spanish-P,D,U,PN)
griots (Dutch-P,D,U,U)
griot (C,U,English,AD,U,SN)
griot (Dutch,AD,U,U)
griot (Spanish,AD,U,SN)
griot's (C,U,English,AD,U,N)
griots' (C,U,English,AD,U,N)

Facet/Hierarchy Code:  H.HG

Hierarchical Position:

Hierarchy of Agents Facet
Agents Facet
Hierarchy of People (hierarchy name)
.... People (hierarchy name) (G)
Hierarchy of people (agents)
........ people (agents) (G)
Hierarchy of <people by occupation>
............ <people by occupation> (G)
Hierarchy of <people in the humanities>
................ <people in the humanities> (G)
Hierarchy of <people in the arts and related occupations>
.................... <people in the arts and related occupations> (G)
Hierarchy of <people in the arts>
........................ <people in the arts> (G)
Hierarchy of <people in the performing arts>
............................ <people in the performing arts> (G)
Hierarchy of performing artists
................................ performing artists (G)
Hierarchy of griots
.................................... griots (G)

Additional Parents:

Hierarchy of Agents Facet
Agents Facet
Hierarchy of People (hierarchy name)
.... People (hierarchy name) (G)
Hierarchy of people (agents)
........ people (agents) (G)
Hierarchy of <people by occupation>
............ <people by occupation> (G)
Hierarchy of <people in the social sciences and related occupations>
................ <people in the social sciences and related occupations> (G)
Hierarchy of social scientists
.................... social scientists (G)
Hierarchy of <people in history and related occupations>
........................ <people in history and related occupations> (G)
Hierarchy of historians
............................ historians (G)
Hierarchy of oral historians
................................ oral historians (G)
Hierarchy of griots
.................................... griots (G)
 
Hierarchy of Agents Facet
Agents Facet
Hierarchy of People (hierarchy name)
.... People (hierarchy name) (G)
Hierarchy of people (agents)
........ people (agents) (G)
Hierarchy of <people by occupation>
............ <people by occupation> (G)
Hierarchy of <people in the social sciences and related occupations>
................ <people in the social sciences and related occupations> (G)
Hierarchy of social scientists
.................... social scientists (G)
Hierarchy of <people in history and related occupations>
........................ <people in history and related occupations> (G)
Hierarchy of <people in history-related occupations>
............................ <people in history-related occupations> (G)
Hierarchy of genealogists
................................ genealogists (G)
Hierarchy of griots
.................................... griots (G)

Additional Notes:
Dutch ..... Te gebruiken voor mannen die verhalen vertellen of zingen, vooral genealogieën, over individuen, families en gemeenschappen, vaak begeleid door instrumentale muziek, toneelspel en mime. Oorspronkelijk gebruikt voor West-Afrikanen, nu ook voor mensen in andere culturen en regio’s. 
Spanish ..... Úsese para hombres que narran, recitan o cantan historias, especialmente genealogías de individuos, familias y comunidades, frecuentemente acompañando esto con música, actuación y mímica. Originalmente usado en referencia a africanos occidentales, ahora aplicado a gente en otras culturas y regiones geográficas. 

Related concepts:
have counterpart ....  griottes (storytellers)
..............................  (griots, performing artists, ... People (hierarchy name)) [300260319]

Sources and Contributors:
griot............  [CDBP-SNPC, RKD, AAT-Ned, VP]
..............  AAT-Ned (1994-)
..............  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
..............  Gillon, Breve historia del arte africano (1984) 26
..............  Souriau, Diccionario Akal de Estética (1998) 629
..............  TAA database (2000-)
..............  Van Dale groot woordenboek (1994)
griots............  [CDBP-SNPC Preferred, RKD, AAT-Ned Preferred, VP Preferred]
.................  AAT-Ned (1994-)
.................  African Arts (1967-) illustration, Vol. 1, No. 3, 38, Cutter. "The politics of music in Mali."
.................  Banham, Hill, and Woodyard, Cambridge Guide to African and Caribbean Theatre (1994) IND, uses "spoken word with music, song, dance, nad mime"
.................  Bebey, African Music (975) illustration, 22, ill. p.23
.................  CDMARC Subjects: LCSH (1988-) BT historians; storytellers
.................  Contributed as a candidate term Candidate term -- AFRART -- 2/96
.................  Oxford English Dictionary (1989)
.................  Random House Unabridged Dictionary (1993)
.................  RLIN, Terminology (n.d.) 97 citations retrieved with term in title
.................  Sadie, New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (1980) 7: 736, "French term for a professional musician of West Africa."
.................  Shiloah, Music in the World of Islam (1995) IND
.................  Simon et al., World Music (1994) 242
.................  TAA database (2000-)
.................  Thompson, Voice of the Past (1978) 21, Refers to a griot as an oral historian; author of work is an oral historian himself.
.................  Van Dale groot woordenboek (1994)
.................  Webster's Third New International Dictionary (1961) Addenda
griot's............  [VP]
.................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
griots'............  [VP]
.................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
 
Subject: .....  [CDBP-SNPC, RKD, AAT-Ned, VP]
............  Van Dale groot woordenboek (1994)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... Griot Institute, What Is a Griot? (2010-)
.......... Legacy AAT data
Dutch .......... [RKD, AAT-Ned]
.......... AAT-Ned (1994-)
.......... Van Dale groot woordenboek (1994)
Spanish .......... [CDBP-SNPC]
.......... TAA database (2000-)

 

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