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 Toropalca

 

These excerpts were recorded by the author, with permission from Toropalqueños. But nothing is quite as easy as that statement suggests. For a detailed examination of the process of recording indigenous music, see Chapter 7 of this book. All samples have a duration of 30 to 60 seconds.

(If your computer does not read the audio files, try downloading Quicktime to your machine.)

"Sonquetuypi" (216KB)
flauta huayño recorded in Carnival, 1994

"Munasqueytáy" (140KB)
flauta huayño recorded in Carnival, 1994

"Para jina, yaku jina"(184KB)
ayarachis huayllas recorded in Fiesta of San Juan, 1994

 

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