Paul Emile Victor, Catherine Enel and Elisa Maqe, 1992.
Chants d’Ammassalik

In 1935, when collecting ethnographical material in Ammassalik area, in East Greenland, Paul-Emile Victor took down 720 traditional songs, using the internatioal phonetic spelling. Most of those songs have now been transcribed with an orthography largely inspired from official west-greenlandic and translated by Elisa Maqe and Catherine Enel into both Danish and French.
This volume is the result of that work. It presents a unique collection of extinct traditional East-Greenlandic songs, mainly drumsongs used in song contest, songs for entertainment, religious and ceremonial songs, petting songs for children.