Alter, Andrew: Dancing with Devtas: Drums, Power & Possession in the Music of Garhwal, North India (Ashgate Books)

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Catalogue No: 9780754656692

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Subtitle: SOAS Musicology Series

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

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Contents: Introduction: Part 1 Contextualising the Study: Sounding the drum: power and meaning in the context of performance: Dev Bhumi: land of the gods; Caste groups and instrumentalists; Performance genres and dance practice; Musical instruments in Garhwal; Dhol Sagar: the ocean of drumming. Part 2 Analysis and Description of Musical Events: Musical Power in the Context of Performance: Drumming associated with Pañdavalila; Music in the context of wedding celebrations; The Pawara of Kirthipal and Kunjepal; Conclusion;; Appendices; Glossary of selected Garhwali and Hindi terms; Bibliography; Discography of selected commercially released tapes; Index.