2018-05-24 13:15 —
And 'Bartelje', the project to create a brand-new art of improvised Frisian oral poetry, is now a reality.
The documentary was premiered on Friday, the 18th of May, at the Livingroom of Languages (MeM) of Leeuwarden-Fryslan 2018, the current European Capital of Culture. MeM was also the venue chosen for the formal presentation of Bartelje, an art form in which some brave Frisians took their first few steps.
Please find below the link to the documentary, courtesy of Omrop Fryslan:
And a few pictures (taken from the Bartelje Facebook page) of Frisian oral improvisers giving it a go!
The members of the Other Words team are hoping to witness this new form of improvised verse singing when they meet up in Leeuwarden for their yearly group and network meetings in July, coinciding with Basque Week at the Livingroom of Languages.
Long live Bartelje!