Anacruz presents:
SOUNDING INDIGENOUS
AUTHENTICITY IN BOLIVIAN MUSIC PERFORMANCE

By Michelle Bigenho

Palgrave
2002

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MUSIC OF:
Toropalca

Yura

Música de Maestros

CHAPTERS:
1 Authenticity Matters

2 What Makes You Want to Dance

3 "Time!"

4 Indigenous Cool and the Politics of Aesthetics

5 The Burden and Lightness of Authenticity

6 Sonorous Sovereignty

7 The Indigenous Work and its Authorship

8 Codas, Despedidas, and Kacharpayas

Chapter 7: The Indigenous Work and its Authorship

Yureños depict answers to the anthropologist's questions about their music: the instruments played in Yura; the process of music composition near mountains, rivers, rocks, and winds; the instruments that are no longer played in Yura; the distinction between native and electronic music; and the difference between music of Carnival and music of the planting season. Drawings by the ayllus of Yura.

This website was created by Michelle Bigenho, mbigenho@hampshire.edu