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Music in Latin America and the Caribbean : an encyclopedic history

Author: Malena Kuss
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2004-
Series: Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long series in Latin American and Latino art and culture.
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The music of the peoples of South and Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean has never received a comprehensive treatment in English until this multi-volume work. Taking a sociocultural and human-centered approach, Music in Latin America and the Caribbean gathers the best scholarship from writers all over the world to cover in depth the musical legacies of indigenous peoples, creoles, African descendants,  Read more...
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Music in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Austin : University of Texas Press, 2004-
(OCoLC)635586171
Material Type: Government publication, Music, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Sound Recording, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Malena Kuss
ISBN: 0292702981 9780292702981 9780292709515 029270951X 0292709528 9780292709522 0292709536 9780292709539
OCLC Number: 55518402
Description: volumes <1-2> : illustrations ; 29 cm + <8> audio discs (digital ; 4 3/4 in.).
Contents: v. 1. Performing beliefs : indigenous peoples of South America, Central America, and Mexico. Native peoples : introductory panorama ; myth, cosmology, and performance / Carol E. Robertson --
Metamorphosis : mythic and musical modes of ceremonial exchange among the Wakéunai of Venezuela / Jonathan D. Hill --
Brazil's indigenous universe (to ca. 1990) : the Xavante, Kamayurá, and Suyá / Elizabeth Travassos --
The Yawari ritual of the Kamayura : a Xinguano epic / Rafael José de Menezes Bastos --
Music and worldview of Indian societies in the Bolivian Andes / Max Peter Baumann --
Local practices among the Aymara and Kechua in Conima and Canas, southern Peru / Thomas Turino --
Amerindian music of Chile / María Ester Grebe --
Musical culture of indigenous societies in Argentina / Irma Ruiz --
Fertility ritual ; Music and healing / Carol E. Robertson --
The fundamental role of music in the life of two Central American ethnic nations : the Mískito in Honduras and Nicaragua, and the Kuna in Panama / Ronny Velásquez --
Mexico's indigenous universe / Marina Alonso Bolaños --
Musical traditions of the P'urhépecha (Tarascos) of Michoacan, Mexico / E. Fernando Nava López --
Aerophones of traditional use in South America, with references to Central America and Mexico / Dale A. Olsen --
Epilogue / Carol E. Robertson --
Index --
Contributors --
Recorded examples. v. 2. Performing the Caribbean experience. The Antilles : fragments of epic memory / Derek Walcott --
The Caribbean : a reflective overview / Malena Kuss and Hazel Campbell --
Music in the life of Africans and their descendants in the New World / Argeliers León --
Oral traditions of Cuba / Carmen María Sáenz Coopat and María Elena Vinueza --
The religious system of Ocha-Ifá / Juan Mesa Díaz --
Music in festive celebration sof the Rgla de Ocha / María Elena Vinueza --
Güiros and batá drums : two instrumental groups of Cuban Santería / Victoria Eli Rodríguez --
The comparsa in Cuba / Argeliers León and María Teresa Linares --
The Chinese presence in Cuba / María Teresa Linares --
Cuba : a quasi-historical sketch ; Puerto Rico / Malena Kuss --
Oral musical traditions of the Dominican Republic ; The Dominican Republic / Martha Ellen Davis --
Hatian voudou and its music ; Haiti / Gerdès Fleurant --
Haitian traditions in Cuba / Zobeyda Ramos Venereo --
Martinique / Dominique Cyrille --
Retentian of African concepts of music in Jamaica ; Jamaica / Olive Lewin --
Barbados / Trevor G. Marshall and Elizabeth F. Watson --
The Bahamas / Veronica Ingraham --
St. Lucia / Jocelyne Guilbault and Embert Charles --
St. Kitts and Nevis / Jacqueline Cramer-Armony and Joan Robinson --
East Indians in Trinidad, Guyana, and Suriname / Peter Manuel --
Steelband in Trinidad and Tobago : or, Trinidad Steelband / Scofield Pilgrim --
Musical traditions in Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao / Jos Gansemans --
A life story from Curaçao / Rose Mary Allen --
The Netherlands Antilles : a historical sketch / Malena Kuss --
Drumming for San Juan in Barlovento and beyond : African-Venezuelan percussion ensembles / Max H. Brandt --
Cumbia : a dance from Colombia's Caribbean coast / Susana Friedmann --
Index --
Contributors --
Recorded examples. v. 1. Performing beliefs: indigenous peoples of South America, Central America, and Mexico --
v. 2. Performing the Caribbean experience --
v. 3. Latin America--islands of history: from precontact civilizations to 20th-century composition --
v. 4. Urban popular musics of the new world.
Series Title: Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long series in Latin American and Latino art and culture.
Responsibility: edited by Malena Kuss.
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