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Making Music Indigenous: Popular Music in the Peruvian Andes

Joshua Tucker


Making Music Indigenous focuses on indigenous chimaycha music from the Peru’s highland region. It explores the transformation of this Quechua-language song genre over the last half-century, in relation to three central themes: nature, mass mediation, and social politics. The first part of the book explores an era past, when chimaycha was linked to seasonal cycles of animal husbandry and climactic variation, on one hand, and on the other to the human life cycle, particularly via its role in youthful courtship. In this period the genre was an aesthetic means of mediating relations between human ... More

Keywords: Music, Peru, Indigenous Peoples, Ecology, Musical Instruments, Material Culture, Andes

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780226607160
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226607474.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joshua Tucker, author
Brown University