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Music of El Dorado : the ethnomusicology of ancient South American cultures

Author: Dale A Olsen
Publisher: Gainesville, FL : University Press of Florida, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this first ethnomusicological analysis of ancient Andean musical instruments, Dale Olsen breathes life and humanity into the music making of pre-Hispanic cultures in the northern and central Andes. Assessing three decades' worth of anthropological findings from diverse collections, museums, tombs, and temples, Olsen asks, "What did music mean in the lives of these pre-Columbians?" Part musical quest, part  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dale A Olsen
ISBN: 0813024404 9780813024400 9780813029207 0813029201
OCLC Number: 47074649
Description: xxii, 290 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. I. Prelude. 1. Background. 2. The Theory and Methodology of Ethnoarchaeomusicology --
pt. II. Musical Topical Studies. 3. Notch Flutes of Life and Transcendence. 4. Panpipes of Transfiguration and Death. 5. Ocarinas for Call and Communication. 6. Whistling Bottles: Treasures, Tools, or Tea Kettles? 7. Transverse Flutes and the Cult of the Dead --
pt. III. Musical Case Studies. 8. Musical Enchantments of the Moche of Peru. 9. Magical Flutes of the Sinu of Colombia. 10. Musical Effigy Figurines of the Tairona of Colombia --
pt. IV. Conclusion. 11. Sounding the Silent Flutes of El Dorado.
Responsibility: Dale A. Olsen.

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This volume examines the music making of pre-Hispanic cultures in the northern and central Andes. It assesses anthropological findings from diverse collections, museums, tombs and temples, taking an  Read more...

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