Music in the Andes


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By Thomas Turino.  Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture. This case-study volume can be used along with the core Global Music Series books, Teaching Music Globally and Thinking Musically (item MUCA1438 for the set of two books, available separately). Each case study book uses the contemporary musical situation as a point of departure, covering historical information and traditions as they relate to the present.

Overview of the rich and diverse musical crossroads of southern Peru and Bolivia. In contrast to places where modern styles often replace older musical traditions, in the Andes each new musical layer is added, combined, and performed along with earlier ones. There is a continuously evolving musical heritage.

This book examines the major contemporary indigenous, mestizo, and urban musical traditions of the region through a series of case studies. The author emphasizes the exceptional communicative potential of muisc, dance and festivals to express ethnic, class, regional, national, and gendered identities. There are interviews with key performers, eyewitness accounts of local performances, illustrations and hands-on listening activities. The enclosed 70-minute CD contains examples of music discussed in the text.
176 pages.

CD track list
1. Indigenous Wind Ensembles and Community
2. Charango String Tradtions
3. Dance Dramas in Mestizo Catholic Festivals
4. Andean Music in Andean Cities: The Case of Lima, Peru
5. Andean Music in the Cities of the World


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