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Author O'Brien-Rothe, Linda, author.

Title Songs that make the road dance : courtship and fertility music of the Tz'utujil Maya / Linda O'Brien-Rothe.

Imprint Austin : University of Texas Press, 2015.

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Edition First edition.
Description 1 online resource
Series Recovering Languages and Literacies of the Americas
Recovering languages and literacies of the Americas.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Forewords; Acknowledgments; Introduction; A Personal Note; Research in Santiago Atitlán; 1. The World of the Tz'utujil Maya; The World of Spirits; "Song of the Spirit-Lord of the World" ("B'ix rxin Rajau Mund"); Duality and Metaphor in the Santo Mundo; The Presence of the Nawals; 2. The Dance and Songs of the Nawals; Old Mam Creates the Recibos; The Song of APla's Sojuel ("B'ix rxin APla's Sojuel"); Dance, Movement, and Songs: The Divine Currency of Sacrifi ce; Dancing the Bundle of San Martín; Midwife's Prayer and "Song of San Martín" ("B'ix rxin Martín").
Rocking the Cradle of the Marias"Song of the Rocking Cradle"; Dancing the Wind-Men and the Rain-Men; Rousing San Martín and the Spirit-Lords of Rain with Song; "Song of Martín" ("B'ix rxin Martín"); Calling the Spirits of the Dead and the Drowned with Songs; 3. The "Songs of the Road": Texts and Contexts; The Road in the Tz'utujil Maya World; Old Mam, the Guardian of the Road, Creates Music and Dance; The "Songs of Mam" ("B'ix rxin Mam"); The First and Second "Songs of the Road"; The "Third Song of the Road": Songs of Courtship and Fertility; "Songs of the Young Man" ("B'ix rxin C'jol").
"Songs of the Young Girl" ("B'ix rxin K'poj")"AtPal": A Song of Courting; "Songs of the Young Men and Young Girls, of Insults and Ridicule" ("B'ix rxin C'jola K'poja Xyo'k'a Xtz'u'ja"); "Songs of the Old Maid"; Witchcraft and Shapeshifters in the Songs; "Songs of the Young Girl" ("B'ix rxin K'poj"); The "Sad Songs" or "Tristes"; "They Fought" ("Xqueti' qui'"); "Sad Song of Our Fathers, Our Mothers" ("B'ix rxin Kadta, rxin Kate' Bis"); "Songs of the Flowers and the Fruit" ("B'ix rxin Cotz'ej, Sk'ul"); 4. The Poetics of Tz'utujil Songs and Their Relationship to K'iche'an Literature.
The Poetics of the Popol VuhThe Poetics of Tz'utujil Song Texts; Parallelism; Meter; Onomatopoeia; Lists; Assonance and Alliteration; Composition of the Texts and the Infl uence of Musical Rhythm; 5. The Music of the "Songs of the Nawals"; Form and Style of the Songs; The "Recibos of Old Mam": The Vessel of Tz'utujil Culture; The "Songs of Mam"; "Song of the Young Girl Who Says Goodbye to Her Mother"; "Song of the Old Maid" or "Song of the Road"; "Song of the Fruit"; Historical Origins of the Tz'utujil Guitar; Tuning; Playing Style and Technique; Repertoire.
How the Songs Survived:The Process of Assimilation and TransmissionFinal Words; Audio Files of Recorded Examples; Notes; Glossary; Works Cited; Index.
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject Folk dance music -- Guatemala.
Tzutuhil Indians -- Rites and ceremonies.
Tzutuhil Indians -- Religion.
Tzutuhil Indians -- Music.
Santiago Atitlán (Guatemala) -- Social life and customs.
Santiago Atitlán (Guatemala) -- Religious life and customs.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Discrimination & Race Relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Minority Studies.
Folk dance music.
Manners and customs.
Tzutuhil Indians.
Tzutuhil Indians -- Religion.
Tzutuhil Indians -- Rites and ceremonies.
Guatemala -- Santiago Atitlán.
Tzutujil (Indiens) -- Musique.
Tzutujil (Indiens) -- Religion.
Tzutujil (Indiens) -- Rites et cérémonies.
Folk (musique) -- Guatemala.
Santiago Atitlán (Guatemala) -- Moeurs et coutumes.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: O'Brien-Rothe, Linda. Songs that make the road dance. First edition. Austin : University of Texas Press, 2015 (DLC) 2014044268
ISBN 9781477301104 (electronic bk.)
1477301100 (electronic bk.)
9781477301111 (non-library e-book)
1477301119 (non-library e-book)
9781477301098 (cloth)
9781477305386 (pbk.)
Sudoc No. Z UA380.8 OB68so