Stobart, Henry: Music & the Poetics of Production in the Bolivian Andes (Ashgate Books) Hardback

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Catalogue No: 9780754604891

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Subtitle: SOAS Musicology Series

Department: Biographies & Reference Books - Books & Literature (Classical)

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Contents: Part I Creating Context; Introduction: the poetics of production: Worlds of sound: energy, weeping and feeding: the background to music; Orchestrating the year: seasonal alternation, calendars,and power. Part II Guitars and Song: Fabricating tradition and the Macha groove: guitars, artisans, seasonality and performance; Marrying the mountain and the production of people: songs of courtship and marriage. Part III The Music of a Year; May - June Violent harmony and the making of men: julajula panpipes and harvest time; June - October Cacophony, community and the water war: saints, siku panpipes, and miraculous 'renewal'; November - January Invoking the dead and crying for rain:souls, flutes, llamas and compassion; January - February/March Disembodied voices and dancing potatoes: carnival, devils, sirens, musical creation and new potatoes. Part IV Kacharpaya - 'despatch': The fragile community: epilogue; Appendices; Character glossary; Glossary; Bibliography; Index.