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Introduction Making Music Indigenous

Introduction Making Music Indigenous

Chapter:
(p.1) Introduction Making Music Indigenous
Source:
Making Music Indigenous
Author(s):
Joshua Tucker
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226607474.003.0001

This book is about the many things that it means to be indigenous in the contemporary Peruvian Andes, as viewed from the perspective of chuschino and quispillacctino music workers. More specifically, it is about the way different sonorous practices became articulated to different lived experiences among Ayacucho’s Quechua-speaking people, and the way musical activity has become a means for listeners to negotiate their commitments to different varieties of indigeneity. For there is more than one variety of indigenous experience (...

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