By Donna A. Buchanan,Donna A, Dr Buchanan
Dedicated to the overdue Gerard Béhague (1937-2005), whose pioneering paintings in Latin American track, pop culture, and function stories contributed commonly to ethnomusicological discourse within the 1970s-1990s, this anthology deals comparative views at the evolving legacy of functionality ethnography in socio-musical research. President of the Society for Ethnomusicology from 1979-81, editor of its magazine, Ethnomusicology, from 1974-78, and founder and editor of the trilingual Latin American track assessment from 1980 till his demise, Béhague additionally proven the ethnomusicology graduate application on the collage of Texas at Austin in 1974, thereby influencing the learning and considering dozens of the field’s practitioners. between those are the volume’s 8 authors, whose contributions replicate the background but additionally modern trajectories of Béhague’s scholarly matters. Prefaced by means of an essay outlining key advancements within the ethnography of functionality paradigm, the volume’s seven case reports painting snapshots of musical lifestyles in consultant groups of the Americas, together with the southwestern and Pacific usa, Puerto Rico, Bolivia, Chile, Cuba, and Ecuador. located in milieus starting from the indigenous fairs of the Andean highlands, to the aggressive public gatherings of poet-singers in post-Pinochet Chile, to the Puerto Rican dance halls of the Hawaiian islands, those stories pose anthropological inquiries into the ontology of functionality perform, the social energy of poetic performativity, and the adventure and embodiment of sound in place.
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