Songs For The Spirits: Music And Mediums In Modern Vietnam


by Norton, Barley

Songs For The Spirits: Music And Mediums In Modern Vietnam

Price:  US$51.12   (SGD71.00*)
Format:  Hard Cover, 256 pages
Published:  2009, USA, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9780252033995
SB#:  049186 (701)

About This Book

Songs for the Spirits is the first in-depth study of the Vietnamese practice of communing with music and performance. During rituals dedicated to spirits, a band of musicians perform an elaborate sequence of songs for possessed mediums who carry out ritual actions, distribute blessed gifts to disciples and dance to the music's infectious rhythms. An accompanying DVD contains numerous video and music extracts. With bibliography and index.


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