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Why Suyá Sing: A Musical Anthropology of an Amazonian People

 
 
 
 
Why Suyá Sing: A Musical Anthropology of an Amazonian People
Author: Anthony Seeger
ISBN 13: 9780252072024
ISBN 10: 252072022
Edition: PAP/COM
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication Date: 2004-10-13
Format: Paperback
Pages: 170
List Price: $31.00
 
 

"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.