A 'wadje' (pre-sermon) at Dobali

Title:
A 'wadje' (pre-sermon) at Dobali
ID:
A 'wadje' (pre-sermon) at Dobali
Level:
Bundle
Genre:
Ritual/religious texts
Description:
The last time I had gone into the mosque for recording the sermons by the Imams, I had simply assumed that the pre-sermon part would be in Soso as is common here. But I underestimated the extend to which Baga is still in use in these villages and if there is no stranger in the mosque that does not understand Baga the sermons are still done in Baga (as I was told). I therefore contacted the muezzin to ask him, if he would be willing to be recorded and he consented readily. I set this up with the @TRAM and the @shotgun. The difficulty consisted in finding the best camera position. One elder was not so happy with my camera placement the last time, because it interrupted the first line of mosque goers. Although the Imam and other elders present when I set up the camera did not seem to have any problems with it. Regardless, I did not want to run into the same controversy and thus placed the camera between the rows. Seidou told me that the muezzin can do the 'wadje' from any place in the mosque. He does not have a fixed position. I therefore asked the muezzin to move a little to the left. .The cloth to cover the window was placed by us to counter the backlight.
Date created:
Unspecified
Location:
Africa, Guinea, Basse-Côte
Participants:
Frank SeidelnCo (recorder), (speaker/signer, unspecified)
                                                                                                           
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