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Moving Away from Silence: Music of the Peruvian Altiplano & the Experiment of Urban Migration


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Increasingly popular in the United States and Europe, Andean panpipe and flute music draws its vitality from the traditions of rural highland villages and of rural migrants who have settled in Andean cities. In Moving Away from Silence, Thomas Turino describes panpipe and flute traditions in the context of this rural-urban migration and the turbulent politics that have influenced Peruvian society and local identities throughout this century.

Turino's ethnography is the first large-scale study to concentrate on the pervasive effects of migration on Andean people and their music. Turino uses the musical traditions of Conima, Peru as a unifying thread, tracing them through the varying lives of Conimeos in different locales. He reveals how music both sustains and creates meaning for a people struggling amid the dramatic social upheavals of contemporary Peru.

Moving Away from Silence contains detailed interpretations based on comparative field research of Conimeo musical performance, rehearsals, composition, and festivals in the highlands and Lima. The volume will be of great importance to students of Latin American music and culture as well as ethnomusicological and ethnographic theory and method.

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Thomas Turino is associate professor of music at the University of Illinois, Urbana.

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Introduction: From Conima to Lima

Part One: Music in Conima

1. Instruments, Aesthetics, and Performance Practice

2. The Collective and Competitive Nature of Musical Performance

3. Making the Music: Rehersals, Composition, and Musical Style

4. Three Fiestas

Part Two: The Local, the National, and the Youth of Conima

5. Qhantati Ururi of Conima

6. The Urban Panpipe Movement and the Youth of Conima

Part Three: The Music of Conimeño Residents in Lima

7. Conimeños in Lima and Regional Associations

8. Centro Social Conima: Music and the Importance of Community

9. The Framing of Experience: Festivals and Performance Occasions in Lima

10. From Lima to Conima: The Residents Return Home

Appendix 1: Calendar of Musical Occasions in Conima

Appendix 2: Historical Background of the Musical Instruments

Appendix 3: Musical Examples




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Turino, Thomas
University of Chicago Press
Chicago :
Folk & Traditional
Folk music
Rural-urban migration
Rural-urban migration -- Peru.
Folk music -- Peru -- Lima -- History and criticism.
Folk music - Peru - Conima (District) -
Folk music - Peru - Lima -
Genres & Styles - Folk & Traditional
Music-Folk and Ethnic
Edition Description:
Chicago studies in ethnomusicology
Series Volume:
no. 8
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Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
18 music examples, 14 halftones, 2 maps,
9 x 6 in

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