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

 

 

Musical Examples from Música de Maestros

The excerpts from Música de Maestros are posted with the permission of the ensemble and all samples are 30 to 60 seconds long. At the time of this publication the ensemble had eight volumes of recorded work. To purchase their recordings, please write to Rolando Encinas at zacachin@latinmail.com or Marlene Mercado at marlene_lp@yahoo.es

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from "Despedida" (184K)
cueca, music and lyrics by Constantino Perales (Vol. III)
This excerpt includes the instrumental version of the introduction and first round of the main theme. This cueca is played in the "estudiantina" style.

from "Suspiros" (212K)
cueca, music by Miguel Angel Valda, orchestration by Koji Hishimoto (Vol. IV)
This excerpt includes the second repetition of the main theme and the quimba.

From "Trilogía india" (224KB)
by Gas Salmon Ballivián (Vol. III)
This excerpt includes the closing movement of this work, the "Marcha militar india" played on pan pipes with interlocking technique. Música de Maestros performed this piece at the Concert for the Indigenous Peoples.

from "Suite aymara" (216KB)
by José Salmón Ballivián (Vol. IV)
This excerpt is taken from the third movement, "Awki awki" and includes the troupe-style performance of pífanos along with the composer's orchestration.

from "Suite aymara" (232KB)
by José Salmón Ballivián (Vol. IV)
This excerpt is taken from the final movement, "Cuando florecen las habas" and includes the troupe-style performance of mohozeños.

from "Chovena del Beni" (260KB)
chovena, Departamento de Etnomusicología y Folklore (Vol. I)
Música de Maestros also performed this piece at the Concert for the Indigenous Peoples.

from "Brigada Fantasma"(332KB)
cavalry bolero by Rigoberto Sainz (Vol. III)

 

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