Music in the Andes

Music in the Andes : Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture

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Music in the Andes, a case study in the Global Music Series, introduces the major contemporary indigenous, mestizo, and urban popular musical traditions of this region, underscoring the dynamic interplay of musical/cultural continuity and innovation. Exploring the way in which music, dance, and festival traditions in this region articulate ethnicity, class and local history, this book demonstrates the social and musical diversity of the Andes. Designed to be used as one of several short and inexpensive case study volumes in the Global Music Series, this volume is appropriate for introductory undergraduate courses in world music or ethnomusicology and for upper level courses on Latin American music or Latin American culture. Based on the author's own extensive fieldwork, the text features interviews with performers, eyewitness accounts of performances, and vivid illustrations. The book also features listening activities that allow students to engage critically and actively with the text. The included 70-minute CD contains examples of music discussed in the text, and supplementary material for instructors will be available on the companion web site.
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Product details

  • Mixed media product | 176 pages
  • 137.16 x 208.28 x 12.7mm | 204.12g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 20 halftones, 20 line illus.
  • 0195306740
  • 9780195306743
  • 686,868

Table of contents

1. INDIGENOUS WIND ENSEMBLES AND COMMUNITY ; Indigenous Identity and Aymara Social Style ; Musical Style ; Participatory Music Making in Conima ; Festivals in Conima ; 2. CHARANGO STRING TRADITIONS ; The Indigenous Charango of Canas, Cusco ; The Mestizo Charango ; Indigenous and Mestizo Styles Compared ; 3. DANCE DRAMAS IN MESTIZO CATHOLIC FESTIVALS ; The Virgin of Carmen ; Festival Activities ; The Dance Troupes ; 4. ANDEAN MUSIC IN ANDEAN CITIES: THE CASE OF LIMA, PERU ; Nationalism in the 1920s ; Regional "Country Music" in Lima ; Highland Regional Associations ; Chicha Music and the Children of Andean Migrants ; 5. ANDEAN MUSIC IN THE CITIES OF THE WORLD ; Cosmopolitanism as a Type of Cultural Formation ; From Buenos Aires and Paris to the Cities of the World ; "Andean Folkloric Music" in the Andes
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A new book by Thomas Turino is almost certain to be very good news, and Music in the Andes is no exception ... Music in the Andes is a gem
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