Why Suyá Sing. I want this title to be available as an eBook Author: Anthony Seeger. Date Published: January ; availability: Unavailable – out of print April. Why Suya Sing by Anthony Seeger, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. This argument is deft ly countered in Anthony Seeger’s acclaimed book, Why Suyá Sing, now in paperback with accompanying CD. In impeccable, economic.

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For the reader this wording suggests a poignant message of time, tempo, and friendship. Retrieved from ” https: Help Center Find new research papers in: Their houses are set up in a circle seeter the village square, where the majority of their ceremonies take place. Allison rated it really liked it Aug 10, Review quote “Anthony Seeger spins out enough of an integrated theoretical and empirical mediation on why Seegef sing to set a good portion of traditional ethnomusicology on its ear.

One can go no further, for it is hard for an anthropologist to get translations directly from jaguars, birds, bees, and extinct enemies.

Why Suya Sing : A Musical Anthropology of an Amazonian People

Their [ clarification needed ] myth of creation was memorized. Log In Sign Up.

The reason for the emphasis on singing is that their music is passed down orally. Josh Brown rated it it was amazing Dec 28, A sensible, humane, yet rigorous structuralist study of the Suya community, written by one of the best professors in the world. From speech to song; The origins of songs; Singing as a creative activity; From lab to sfeger Return to Book Page.


Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Emily Mcintosh anthkny it really liked it Nov 04, Both halves are split further into four sections, which are the same in both the kradi and the sindaw. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Sarah Messbauer rated it it was amazing Jan 03, Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide.

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University of Texas Press. When Europeans first arrived there were some four million people belonging to more than 1, denominations. New songs often come from the singers themselves.

If this book is a model, then, understanding song, and the contexts within which songs are produced, provides a fundamental basis for understanding the formation of ideas about time, space, and social identity. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. 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, s “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.

Elizabeth LaPrelle rated it liked it Oct 05, Sofialopes rated it really liked it May 12, Claire rated it really liked it May 15, This impressive contribution to musical anthropology celebrates the achieve- ments of collective life, from the mundane to the exalted.

Ted rated it liked it Oct 19, The text and CD together provide a rich and rare resource for intertextual analysis. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Janet Chernela University of Maryland W University of Illinois Press, Table of contents The Mouse Ceremony begins; Suya vocal art: Comparative study of these works should begin to answer some of the questions on the role of ceremony and cultural transformation.


As anthropologist, ethnomusicologist, and musician, Seeger is exceptionally prepared and posi- tioned for such a holistic enterprise. Although music is used by all skya of the tribe, some forms are only used by adults, and some are further restricted to political and ceremonial leaders. He shows how the ceremony establishes domains and transformations among and across entities, as men are transformed into mice and back again in a process that is simultaneously personal, historic, and symbolic.

Through participant- observation Seeger was able to discern the roles of local specialists in pitch changes, and to contribute to growing discussions among researchers on the role of pitch change in coordinating unison singing.

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Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. Christine rated it liked it Feb 22, Andre rated it it was amazing Jul 13, In impeccable, economic, prose Seeger shows sign performance is more than the artful use of music and language though it may be that.

These oral expressions are usually mostly masculine in sound. A Musical Anthropology of an Amazonian People. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.