The Ye'kwana Cosmosonics: a Musical Ethnography of a North-Amazon People

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dc.contributor.advisor Mendívil, Júlio (Prof. Dr.) De Castro Albernaz, Pablo 2020-05-05T13:31:32Z 2020-05-05T13:31:32Z 2020-05-05
dc.identifier.other 1697291562 de_DE
dc.identifier.uri de_DE
dc.description.abstract The Ye’kwana are a Carib people of indigenous speech whose current population is estimated to be around 7,000 people distributed in villages that are located in Venezuela and Brazil. In Brazil, they are a total of around 520 people distributed in three communities located at the Yanomami Indigenous Territory (TIY, in Portuguese), in the state of Roraima. In 1912, the researcher Theodor Koch-Grünberg visited several Ye’kwana villages, when he made ethnographic and phonographic records of inaugural importance to ethnology and comparative musicology. Precisely one hundred years later, I began my field research on the reception of recordings of chants and musical instruments from Koch-Grünberg’s collection stored at the Berlin Phonogramm-Archiv and Museum, as well as on the Ye’kwana sonorities produced nowadays. Understanding hearing as a privileged sense regarding the access to knowledge and using different acoustic codes, the Ye’kwana build their lived world on a relationship with nature that is different from what has been conventionally called “music” in the west. To reflect on the relationships between sounds, cosmology, and society, I use in this dissertation the concept of cosmosonics, that seeks to point to the main elements of the Ye’kwana vocal-sound arts, understood in this work as a “reverse ethnomusicology” of this Carib people. en
dc.language.iso en de_DE
dc.publisher Universität Tübingen de_DE
dc.rights ubt-podok de_DE
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dc.rights.uri en
dc.subject.classification Musikanthropologie , Amazonas de_DE
dc.subject.ddc 300 de_DE
dc.subject.ddc 780 de_DE
dc.subject.other Ethnomusicology en
dc.subject.other Ye'kwana people en
dc.subject.other Amazon en
dc.title The Ye'kwana Cosmosonics: a Musical Ethnography of a North-Amazon People en
dc.type PhDThesis de_DE
dcterms.dateAccepted 2020-02-03
utue.publikation.fachbereich Musikwissenschaft de_DE
utue.publikation.fakultaet 5 Philosophische Fakultät de_DE


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