Burst of Breath

Burst of Breath

Indigenous Ritual Wind Instruments in Lowland South America

eBook - 2011
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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
ISBN: 9780803238268
0803238266
9780803220928
0803220928
Characteristics: 1 online resource (444 pages)
Additional Contributors: Chaumeil, Jean-Pierre

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