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Afro-Cuban Traditional Music and Transculturation [Paperback]

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How are new musical traditions formed? This is the central question guiding this book on an Afro-Cuban ceremony sometimes called cajn pa' los muertos, a spirit-possession ritual that has been developed in Cuba over the past few decades. Cajn ceremonies are deftly sculpted from a wealth of religious influences including Santera, Palo, Espiritismo, and Catholicism. Grupo Cuero y Cajn, the case study for this book, provide insight into how songs and rhythms are created for these ceremonies while also bringing together older separate traditions into a new whole. This process of transculturation requires preservation and innovation but also shows musicians as integral to the creation of religious practices. As the first work in any language to study Cajn ceremonies, this book documents the songs used in the ceremonies and the eclectic drum rhythms that accompany them. This book is geared towards scholars in the fields of ethnomusicology, anthropology, and religious studies, but will also be of interest to the general reader wanting to learn more about Afro-American culture. Three CD's and a DVD to accompany this book can be found at the author's website:

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Pages   216
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.37" Width: 6.77" Height: 0.55"
Weight:   1.06 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Aug 16, 2007
Publisher   VDM Verlag Dr. Mueller e.K.
ISBN  3836422050  
ISBN13  9783836422055  

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2Books > Subjects > Entertainment > Music > Musical Genres > Ethnic & International > Ethnomusicology
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4Books > Subjects > History > Americas > Caribbean & West Indies > Cuba

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