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Indigenous Religious Music
     

Indigenous Religious Music

by Graham Harvey
 
Celebrating the diversity of indigenous nations, cultures and religions, the essays which comprise this volume discuss the musics performed by a wide variety of peoples as an integral part of their cultural traditions. These include examinations of the various styles of Maori, Inuit and Australian Aboriginal musics, and the role of music in Korean Shaman rituals.

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Celebrating the diversity of indigenous nations, cultures and religions, the essays which comprise this volume discuss the musics performed by a wide variety of peoples as an integral part of their cultural traditions. These include examinations of the various styles of Maori, Inuit and Australian Aboriginal musics, and the role of music in Korean Shaman rituals. Indeed, music forms a key component of many such rituals and belief systems and examples of these are explored amongst the peoples of Uganda, Amazonia and Africa. Through analysis of these rituals and the part music plays in them, the essays also open up further themes including social groupings and gender divisions, and engage with issues and debates on how we define and approach the study of indigeneity, religiosity and music. With a complimentary CD featuring some of the music discussed in the book and further information on other available recordings, this is a book which gives readers the opportunity to gain a richer experience of the lived realities of indigenous religious musics.

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Celebrating the diversity of indigenous nations, cultures and religions, MacLeod (Celtic and religious studies, U. of Edinburgh) and Harvey (religious studies, King Alfred's College) present 10 essays that discuss the music performed by a wide variety of peoples as an integral part of their cultural traditions. Through analysis of rituals and the part music plays in them, they also open up further themes, including social groupings and gender divisions, and engage with issues and debates on how we define and approach the study of indigeneity, religiosity and music. The accompanying CD-ROM contains excerpts from live and field recordings. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754602491
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/01/2001
Series:
SOAS Musicology Series
Edition description:
BOOK & CD
Pages:
238
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 20.00(d)

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