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Flower World - Mundo Florido, vol. 1
Music Archaeology of the Americas - Arqueomusicología de las Américas


edited by Matthias Stöckli and Arnd Adje Both

The first volume in a bilingual book series Flower World - Music Archaeology of the Americas that aims to raise the study of ancient music and music-related activities in the pre-Columbian Americas to a new level. The series features scientific investigations by renowned scholars of both past and living music traditions in South, Central and North America. Case studies and the results of field research projects applying a variety of music-archaeological approaches. This volume includes eight articles on the Andes and Mesoamerica. Black/white and color drawings and photographs.

Contents: Miriam A. Kolar, John W. Rick, Perry R. Cook, and Jonathan S. Abel, Ancient Pututus Contextualized: Integrative Archaeoacoustics at Chavín de Huántar, Peru; Gary Tomlinson, Inca Songwork, 1525; Teresa M. Campos, Los aerófonos de barro del Valle de Sula, Honduras; Matthew Looper, Ritual Dance and Music in Ancient Maya Society; Oswaldo Chinchilla Mazariegos, Sonidos en piedra: El canto, la música y el baile en el Monumento 21 de Bilbao, Cotzumalguapa, Guatemala; Juan Carrillo González, Tunk'ul: Análisis de un instrumento musical maya en contextos rituales durante la Colonia; Helena Simonett, Cantos de Venado: New Insights into Mexican Indigenous Performance and Composition Practices; Mark Howell, An Organology of the Americas as Painted by John White and Other Artists. Some articles in English, others in Spanish.

Published by Ekho VERLAG (Berlin), 2012. 176 pp. ISBN: 978-3-944415-03-1 (Paperback); 978-3-944415-01-7 (Hard cover).

Paperback: $54.00 (shipping included). Order code UC119.
Hard cover: $79.00 (shipping included). Order code UC121.