Sensual Religion - Religion and the Five Senses - Graham Harvey

Sensual Religion - Religion and the Five Senses - Graham Harvey

8. North American Indigenous Song, the Sacred and the Senses

Sensual Religion - Religion and the Five Senses - Graham Harvey

Byron Dueck [+-]
The Open University
Byron Dueck is Senior Lecturer in Ethnomusicology at the Open University. He is the author of Musical Intimacies and Indigenous Imaginaries: Aboriginal Music in Public Performance (Oxford University Press), and the co-editor, with Martin Clayton and Laura Leante, of Experience and Meaning in Musical Performance (Oxford University Press).

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How does music shape the experience of the sacred? This chapter looks at two genres of North American Indigenous singing – drum song performed at powwows, and gospel singing associated with funerary wakes – in exploring how music mediates sacred presences and process.

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Dueck, Byron. 8. North American Indigenous Song, the Sacred and the Senses. Sensual Religion - Religion and the Five Senses. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 170-188 Sep 2018. ISBN 9781781794159. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=34245. Date accessed: 14 Dec 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.34245. Sep 2018

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