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Music in Latin America and the Caribbean : an encyclopedic history, edited by Malena Kuss

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Music in Latin America and the Caribbean : an encyclopedic history
Title
Music in Latin America and the Caribbean
Title remainder
an encyclopedic history
Statement of responsibility
edited by Malena Kuss
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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, Iberian colonizers, and other immigrant groups that met and mixed in the New World. Within a history marked by cultural encounters and dislocations, music emerges as the powerful tool that negotiates identities, enacts resistance, performs belief, and challenges received aesthetics. This work, more than two decades in the making, was conceived as part of "The Universe of Music: A History" project, initiated by and developed in cooperation with the International Music Council, with the goals of empowering Latin Americans and Caribbeans to shape their own musical history and emphasizing the role that music plays in human life. The four volumes that constitute this work are structured as parts of a single conception and gather 150 contributions by more than 100 distinguished scholars representing 36 countries. Volume 1, Performing Beliefs: Indigenous Cultures of South America, Central America, and Mexico, focuses on the inextricable relationships between worldviews and musical experience in the current practices of indigenous groups. Worldviews are built into, among other things, how music is organized and performed, how musical instruments are constructed and when they are played, choreographic formations, the structure of songs, the assignment of gender to instruments, and ritual patterns. Volume 2, Performing the Caribbean Experience, focuses on the reconfiguration of this complex soundscape after the Conquest and on the strategies by which groups from distant worlds reconstructed traditions, assigning new meanings to fragments of memory and welding a fascinating variety of unique Creole cultures. Shaped by an enduring African presence and the experience of slavery and colonization by the Spanish, French, British, and Dutch, peoples of the Caribbean islands and circum-Caribbean territories resorted to the power of music to mirror their history, assert identity, gain freedom, and transcend their experience in lasting musical messages. Essays on pan-Caribbean themes, surveys of traditions, and riveting personal accounts capture the essence of pluralistic and spiritualized brands of creativity through the voices of an unprecedented number of Caribbean authors, including a representative contingent of distinguished Cuban scholars whose work is being published in English translation for the first time in this book. Two CDs with 52 recorded examples illustrate the contributions to this volume. [Publisher description]
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
780/.98
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • plates
  • phonodisk
  • illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML199
LC item number
.M858 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Kuss, Malena
Series statement
Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long series in Latin American and Latino art and culture
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  • Music
  • Music
  • Musique
  • Musique
  • Music
  • Caribbean Area
  • Latin America
  • Muziek
  • Inheemse volken
Label
Music in Latin America and the Caribbean : an encyclopedic history, edited by Malena Kuss
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Instantiates
Publication
Accompanying material
<8> audio discs (digital ; 4 3/4 in.).
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocm55518402
Dimensions
29 cm +
Extent
volumes <1-2>
Isbn
9780292709515
Lccn
2004012481
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o55518402
  • (OCoLC)55518402
Label
Music in Latin America and the Caribbean : an encyclopedic history, edited by Malena Kuss
Link
Publication
Accompanying material
<8> audio discs (digital ; 4 3/4 in.).
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocm55518402
Dimensions
29 cm +
Extent
volumes <1-2>
Isbn
9780292709515
Lccn
2004012481
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o55518402
  • (OCoLC)55518402

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