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Dancing With Devtas Music, Power and Possession in Garhwal, North India (Soas Musicology Series) by Andrew Alter

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Published by Ashgate Pub Co .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Sacred & religious music,
  • Theory of music & musicology,
  • India,
  • History & Criticism - General,
  • Music

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages266
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL10852897M
ISBN 100754656691
ISBN 109780754656692

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Book Description In the Central Himalayan region of Garhwal, the gods (devtas) enjoy dancing. Musicians - whether ritual specialists or musical specialists - are therefore an indispensable part of most entertainment and religious events. In shamanistic ceremonies, their incantations, songs and drumming 'make' the gods possess their mediums.   Dancing with Devtas: Drums, Power and Possession in the Music of Garhwal, North India by Andrew Alter, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Dancing with Devtas: Drums, Power and Possession in the Music of Garhwal, North India: Andrew Alter: Author: Andrew Alter. - Buy Dancing with Devtas: Drums, Power and Possession in the Music of Garhwal, North India: 0 (SOAS Studies in Music) book online at best prices in India on Read Dancing with Devtas: Drums, Power and Possession in the Music of Garhwal, North India: 0 (SOAS Studies in Music) book reviews & author details and more at Free delivery 5/5(1). In the Central Himalayan region of Garhwal, the gods (devtas) enjoy dancing. Musicians - whether ritual specialists or musical specialists - are therefore an indispensable part of most entertainment and religious events. In shamanistic ceremonies, their incantations, songs and drumming 'make' the gods possess their mediums.

In the Central Himalayan region of Garhwal, the gods (devtas) enjoy dancing and come on to their mediums when musicians play and 'make' them dance. This book examines music and musical practice in Garhwal from an analytical perspective that explores the nexus between musical sounds and performance events. Research output: Book/Report › Book Abstract In the Central Himalayan region of Garhwal, the gods (devtas) enjoy dancing and come on to Cited by: 6. In the Central Himalayan region of Garhwal, the gods (devtas) enjoy dancing and come on to their mediums when musicians play and 'make' them dance. This occurs at many events including shamanistic rituals when musicians use their music teleologically to 'dance the gods'.Author: Andrew Alter. Lees „Dancing with Devtas: Drums, Power and Possession in the Music of Garhwal, North India“ door Andrew Alter verkrijgbaar bij Rakuten Kobo. In the Central Himalayan region of Garhwal, the gods (devtas) enjoy dancing. Musicians - whether ritual specialists or m Brand: Taylor And Francis.

In the Central Himalayan region of Garhwal, the gods (devtas) enjoy dancing. Through the powerful sounds of their drumming, musicians cause the gods to dance. Music, and more particularly musical sound, is perceived in Garhwal as a powerful force. Dancing with Devtãs is broken down into two parts. The first part, "Contextualizing the Study," does just that - lays out the theoretical frameworks of the book, gives a brief litera-ture review of previous folkloric and musical studies conducted on the region, and speaks to the geography, politics, and language of Garhwal.   Dancing with the Analysts- A Financial Novel. A powerful novel by a Wall Street veteran based on his 29 years experience. Through this story, the author reveals his proven investment principles, which he has taught and practiced around the world. Austin is a young man unprepared for a life-shattering experience/5.   The heroine of Dancing with the Devil, Mackenzie, grabs hold of you from the first page with such strength that you cannot release her until you know her whole story (and that she'll be okay in the end). Mackenzie felt so real and alive to me as a teenager, facing all of the normal challenges of the teen years, /5.