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Why Suyá sing : a musical anthropology of an Amazonian people

Author: Anthony Seeger
Publisher: Urbana ; Chicago : University of Illinois Press, [2004] ©2004
Edition/Format:   Print book : CD audio : Music : State or province government publication   Sound Recording : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Like many other South American Indian communities, the Suya Indians of Mato Grosso, Brazil, devote a great deal of time and energy to making music, especially singing. In paperback for the first time, Anthony Seeger's Why Suya Sing considers the reasons for the importance of music for the Suya - and by extension for other groups - through an examination of myth telling, speech making, and singing in an initiation  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, Music, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Seeger
ISBN: 0252072022 9780252072024
OCLC Number: 54913700
Notes: Originally published: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1987.
Description: xxi, 159 pages : illustrations ustartions ; 26 cm + 1 audio disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Contents: The Mouse Ceremony begins --
Suyá vocal art : from speech to song --
The origin of songs --
From lab to field : the mystery of rising pitch in a rainy season song --
Leaping, dancing, and singing the Mouse's song --
Why Suyá sing.
Responsibility: Anthony Seeger.

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"Like many other South American Indian communities, the Suya Indians of Mato Grosso, Brazil, devote a great deal of time and energy to making music, especially singing. In paperback for the first time, Anthony Seeger's Why Suya Sing considers the reasons for the importance of music for the Suya - and by extension for other groups - through an examination of myth telling, speech making, and singing in an initiation ceremony." "This new paperback edition features a CD offering examples of the myth telling, speeches, and singing discussed, as well as a new afterword that describes the continuing use of music by the Suya in their recent conflicts with cattle ranchers and soybean farmers."--Jacket.

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