Soundscapes from the Americas: Ethnomusicological Essays on by Donna A. Buchanan

By Donna A. Buchanan

devoted to the past due Gerard Béhague (1937-2005), whose pioneering paintings in Latin American song, pop culture, and function reviews contributed widely to ethnomusicological discourse within the 1970s-1990s, this anthology deals comparative views at the evolving legacy of functionality ethnography in socio-musical research. President of the Society for Ethnomusicology from 1979-81, editor of its magazine, Ethnomusicology, from 1974-78, and founder and editor of the trilingual Latin American song evaluation from 1980 until eventually his demise, Béhague additionally proven the ethnomusicology graduate software on the college of Texas at Austin in 1974, thereby influencing the educational and taking into consideration dozens of the field’s practitioners. between those are the volume’s 8 authors, whose contributions mirror the history but in addition modern trajectories of Béhague’s scholarly matters. Prefaced through an essay outlining key advancements within the ethnography of functionality paradigm, the volume’s seven case experiences painting snapshots of musical lifestyles in consultant groups of the Americas, together with the southwestern and Pacific usa, Puerto Rico, Bolivia, Chile, Cuba, and Ecuador. positioned in milieus starting from the indigenous gala's of the Andean highlands, to the aggressive public gatherings of poet-singers in post-Pinochet Chile, to the Puerto Rican dance halls of the Hawaiian islands, those reports pose anthropological inquiries into the ontology of functionality perform, the social strength of poetic performativity, and the adventure and embodiment of sound in place.

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