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Book with CD/DVD

Published: 21 December 2007

176 Pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195306743

Bookseller Code (04)

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Music in the Andes

Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture

Thomas Turino

Global Music Series

Music in the Andes is one of the first books to offer a comprehensive overview of the uniquely rich and diverse musical crossroads of southern Peru and Bolivia. It explores the ways in which modern styles meet and interact with older, indigenous music to create a continuously evolving musical heritage. The book examines the major contemporary indigenous, mestizo, and urban musical traditions of the region through a series of case studies. Throughout the book, author Thomas Turino underscores the dynamic interplay between musical/cultural continuity and innovation. He also emphasizes the exceptional communicative potential of music, dance, and festivals to express ethnic, class, regional, national, and gendered identities. In addition, he considers the ethical and stylistic differences between "participatory" and "presentational" modes of making music.

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