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Why Suyá Sing: A Musical Anthropology of an Amazonian People

Anthropological research priorities rarely start from the natives’ views of what is important about their own lives. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Speech and hearing are highly valued in the social anhtony of the tribe. Views Read Edit View history. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources.

As anthropologist, ethnomusicologist, and musician, Seeger is exceptionally prepared and posi- syya for such a holistic enterprise.

Ethnomusicology and Modern Music History. Their [ clarification needed ] myth of creation was memorized. Looking for beautiful books? This section does not cite any sources. Return to Book Page. Inethnomusicologist Anthony Seeger interpreted this body ornamentation as an emphasis on orality and listening as a seeget means of perception, transmission, comprehension, and expression of fundamental values.

Refresh and try again. This may be held in the hands or tied to the knees so that the rattle makes a sound with each step. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Click here to sign up. Table of contents The Mouse Ceremony begins; Suya vocal art: This book is not yet featured on Listopia. A Kantian aesthetic that positions art as independent of and isolated from the ordinary is not sustainable in light of these insights and the data that support them.


Some of these rattles are also made from deer, tapir, or wild-pig hoofs. In impeccable, economic, prose Seeger shows that performance is more than the artful use of music and language though it may be that. Comparative study of these works should begin to answer some of the questions on the role of ceremony and cultural transformation.

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While scholars have long shown interest in culture change and ethnogen- esis, the mechanisms of these processes remain unclear. Lists with This Book. Both halves are split further into four sections, which are the same in both the kradi and the sindaw.

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Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Amy rated it it was amazing Aug 23, Description The many roles of song in a native community show more. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Remember me on this computer. Janet Chernela University of Maryland W He reminds us that in non-literate societies codes — the norms that underlie collective life — are produced and reproduced siing performance.

We use cookies to give you the singg possible experience. To spell this out Seeger uses the illustration of the Mouse Ceremony, a fourteen-day event of embedded performative acts.


The reason for the emphasis on singing is that their music is passed down orally. May Learn how and when to remove this template message. Suya ceremonies were long a ceremonial period often lasted several months and organized suja rites of passage—especially the initiation of boys into the zuya house.

Through participant- observation Seeger was able to discern the roles of local specialists in pitch changes, and to contribute to growing discussions among researchers on the role of pitch change in coordinating unison singing. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. This impressive contribution to musical anthropology celebrates the achieve- ments of collective life, from sig mundane to the exalted. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.

This rattle is made from a gourd partly filled with seeds, with a wooden shaft going through the middle, decorated with a band of young macaw feathers around the middle and a few parrot-wing feathers hanging from a string attached to antnony tip of the staff. U of Chicago P, Poetic performance has often been relegated to secondary status by social sci- entists who may consider it epiphenomenal to everyday life.