Why Suyá Sing: A Musical Anthropology of an Amazonian People
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Why Suyá Sing: A Musical Anthropology of an Amazonian People

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"Like many other South American Indian communities, the Suya Indians of Mato Grosso, Brazil, devote a great deal of time and energy to making music, especially singing. In paperback for the first time, Anthony Seeger's Why Suya Sing considers the reasons for the importance of music for the Suya - and by extension for other groups - through an examination of myth telling, s...more
Paperback, 170 pages
Published October 13th 2004 by University of Illinois Press (first published December 25th 1987)
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A sensible, humane, yet rigorous structuralist study of the Suya community, written by one of the best professors in the world. A masterpiece.
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