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Moving Away from Silence : Music of the Peruvian Altiplano and the Experience of Urban Migration - Thomas Turino

Moving Away from Silence

Music of the Peruvian Altiplano and the Experience of Urban Migration

Paperback Published: 1st January 1993
ISBN: 9780226817002
Number Of Pages: 336

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Increasingly popular in the United States and Europe, Andean panpipe and flute music draws its vitality from the traditions of rural highland villages and of rural migrants who have settled in Andean cities. In Moving Away from Silence, Thomas Turino describes panpipe and flute traditions in the context of this rural-urban migration and the turbulent politics that have influenced Peruvian society and local identities throughout this century.

Turino's ethnography is the first large-scale study to concentrate on the pervasive effects of migration on Andean people and their music. Turino uses the musical traditions of Conima, Peru as a unifying thread, tracing them through the varying lives of Conimeos in different locales. He reveals how music both sustains and creates meaning for a people struggling amid the dramatic social upheavals of contemporary Peru.

Moving Away from Silence contains detailed interpretations based on comparative field research of Conimeo musical performance, rehearsals, composition, and festivals in the highlands and Lima. The volume will be of great importance to students of Latin American music and culture as well as ethnomusicological and ethnographic theory and method.

List of Illustrations
Introduction: From Conima to Lima Part One: Music in Conima
Instruments, Aesthetics, and Performance Practice
The Collective and Competitive Nature of Musical Performance
Making the Music: Rehersals, Composition, and Musical Style
Three Fiestas Part Two: The Local, the National, and the Youth of Conima
Qhantati Ururi of Conima
The Urban Panpipe Movement and the Youth of Conima Part Three: The Music of Conimentilde;o Residents in Lima
Conimentilde;os in Lima and Regional Associations
Centro Social Conima: Music and the Importance of Community
The Framing of Experience: Festivals and Performance Occasions in Lima
From Lima to Conima: The Residents Return Home
Calendar of Musical Occasions in Conima
Historical Background of the Musical Instruments
Musical Examples
Bibliography Annotated Discography
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ISBN: 9780226817002
ISBN-10: 0226817008
Series: Chicago Studies in Ethnomusicology
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 1st January 1993
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.57

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