Music in Latin America and the Caribbean: an encyclopedic history

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Malena Kuss
University of Texas Press
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Contents

Prologue
ix
Acknowledgments
xxvii
Introductory Panorama
1
Myth Cosmology and Performance
7
Mythic and Musical Modes of Ceremonial Exchange among the Wakuenai of Venezuela
25
The Xavante Kamayura and Sua
49
A Xinguano Epic
77
Music and Worldview of Indian Societies in the Bolivian Andes
101
Fertility Ritual
181
Music and Healing
187
The Miskito in Honduras and Nicaragua and the Kuna in Panama
193
Mexicos Indigenous Universe
231
Musical Traditions of the Purhepecha Tarascos of Michoacan Mexico
247
Aerophones of Traditional Use in South America with References to Central America and Mexico
261
Epilogue
327
Index
329

Local Practices among the Aymara and Kechua in Conima and Canas Southern Peru
123
Amerindian Music of Chile
145
Musical Culture of Indigenous Societies in Argentina
163
Contributors
401
Recorded Examples
403
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