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Music in the Andes is one of many case-study volumes that can be used along with Thinking Musically, the core book in the Global Music Series. Thinking Musically incorporates music from many diverse cultures and establishes the framework for exploring the practice of music around the world. It sets the stage for an array of case-study volumes, each of which focuses on a single area of the world. Each case study uses the contemporary musical situation as a point of departure, covering historical information and traditions as they relate to the present. Visit for a list of case studies in the Global Music Series. The website also includes instructional materials to accompany each study.

Music in the Andes is one of the first books to offer a comprehensive overview of the uniquely rich and diverse musical crossroads of southern Peru and Bolivia. In contrast with many other places--where modern styles often replace older musical traditions--in the Andes each new musical layer is added, combined, and performed along with earlier ones. This volume explores the ways in which modern styles meet and interact with older, indigenous music to create a continuously evolving musical heritage.

Music in the Andes examines the major contemporary indigenous, mestizo, and urban musical traditions of the region through a series of case studies. It also describes "Andean folkloric music," a cosmopolitan tradition that is performed in subways, streets, and festivals around the world. Throughout the book, author Thomas Turino underscores the dynamic interplay between musical/cultural continuity and innovation. He also emphasizes the exceptional communicative potential of music, dance, and festivals to express ethnic, class, regional, national, and gendered identities. In addition, he considers the ethical and stylistic differences between "participatory" and "presentational" modes of making music.

Drawing on Turino's extensive fieldwork in the region, Music in the Andes is enhanced by interviews with key performers, eyewitness accounts of local performances, vivid illustrations, and hands-on listening activities. It is packaged with a 70-minute CD containing examples of music discussed in the text.

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CD Track List

1. Indigenous Wind Ensembles and Community

Indigenous Identity and Aymara Social Style

Musical Style

Participatory Music Making in Conima

Festivals in Conima

Año Nuevo

San Isidro (May 14-15)

2. Charango String Traditions

The Indigenous Charango of Canas, Cusco

The Mestizo Charango

Indigenous and Mestizo Styles Compared

3. Dance Dramas in Mestizo Catholic Festivals

The Virgin of Carmen

Festival Activities

The Dance Troupes

4. Andean Music in Andean Cities: The Case of Lima, Peru

Nationalism in the 1920s

Regional "Country Music" in Lima

Highland Regional Associations

Chicha Music and the Children of Andean Migrants


5. Andean Music in the Cities of the World

Cosmopolitanism as a Type of Cultural Formation

From Buenos Aires and Paris to the Cities of the World

"Andean Folkloric Music" in the Andes




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Turino, Thomas
Oxford University Press, USA
null, Thomas
General Music
Music | World Music, Ethnomusicology
Music -- History and criticism.
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