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Speaking with the body in Nigerian and Cuban Orisha music: musical movements in song, dance and trance.

Villepastour, Amanda 2017. Speaking with the body in Nigerian and Cuban Orisha music: musical movements in song, dance and trance. In: Post, Jennifer ed. Ethnomusicology: A Contemporary Reader, Vol. 2. New York: Routledge,

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Abstract

Yorùbá devotional music for the orishas (deities) in Nigeria and the Cuban diaspora routinely intermeshes heightened speech, song, instrumental music, and dance, yet movement—in its full range of expressive manifestations—has received little scholarly attention within a growing body of comparative research in this field. Challenging the dominance of linguistic methods to comparative orisha research specifically and musical research more generally, Villepastour asserts the need for a holistic approach, which not only demands the incorporation of music’s sonic components, but gives equal importance to its bodily expressions including gesture, dance, and trance behavior.

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Submission
Status: In Press
Schools: Music
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Publisher: Routledge
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2017 03:37
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/103962

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