Burst of Breath
Indigenous Ritual Wind Instruments in Lowland South AmericaeBook - 2011
The first in-depth, comparative, and interdisciplinary study of indigenous Amazonian musical cultures, Burst of Breath showcases new research on the dynamic range of ritual power and social significance of various wind instruments-including flutes, trumpets, clarinets, and whistles-played in sacred rituals and ceremonies in Lowland South America. The editors provide a detailed overview of the historical significance, scientific classification, shamanic and cosmological associations, and changing social meanings of ritual wind instruments within Amazonian cultures. These essays present a wide p.
Publisher: Lincoln : UNP - Nebraska Paperback, 2011
Characteristics: 1 online resource (444 pages)