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Author LinkSeeger, Anthony.
Title LinkWhy Suyá sing : a musical anthropology of an Amazonian people / Anthony Seeger.
Imprint Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c2004.
Description xxi, 159 p. :  ill. ;  26 cm. +  1 sound disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Type of Material Music recording Sound recording Book GV
Gen. Note Originally published: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1987.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 153-156) and index.
Contents Contents: The Mouse Ceremony begins -- Suyá vocal art : from speech to song -- The origin of songs -- From lab to field : the mystery of rising pitch in a rainy season song -- Leaping, dancing, and singing the Mouse’s song -- Why Suyá sing.
Summary "Like many other South American Indian communities, the Suya Indians of Mato Grosso, Brazil, devote a great deal of time and energy to making music, especially singing. In paperback for the first time, Anthony Seeger’s Why Suya Sing considers the reasons for the importance of music for the Suya - and by extension for other groups - through an examination of myth telling, speech making, and singing in an initiation ceremony." "This new paperback edition features a CD offering examples of the myth telling, speeches, and singing discussed, as well as a new afterword that describes the continuing use of music by the Suya in their recent conflicts with cattle ranchers and soybean farmers."--p. [4] of cover.
Subject LinkSuya Indians -- Music -- History and criticism.

System Number 000670450
ISBN Link0252072022 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Link9780252072024 (pbk. : alk. paper)

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