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The Musical Gift: Sonic Generosity in Post-War Sri Lanka

Jim Sykes

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190912024
eISBN:
9780190912055
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190912024.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The Musical Gift tells Sri Lanka’s music history as a story of giving between humans and nonhumans, and between populations defined by ethnic and religious difference. Author Jim Sykes argues that ... More


Play It Again, Saraswathi: Gramophone, Religion, and Devotional Music in Colonial South India

Stephen Putnam Hughes

in More Than Bollywood: Studies in Indian Popular Music

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199928835
eISBN:
9780199369751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199928835.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, Popular

This chapter considers the relationship between Hinduism and the history of music recording in South India. It argues that over the first decades of the 20th century, the introduction and commercial ... More


The Goddess Plugged In: Pritam Bhartwan and the Commodification of Possession Rituals

Stefan Fiol

in Recasting Folk in the Himalayas: Indian Music, Media, and Social Mobility

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041204
eISBN:
9780252099786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041204.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Jagar rituals have long been stigmatized as a type of folk religion because they involve animal sacrifice, corporeal possession, and the participation of low-status divinities and social groups. In ... More


Changes in the Lament Dances in Aceh: as a Symbol of Female Identity

Margaret Kartomi

in Musical Journeys in Sumatra

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036712
eISBN:
9780252093821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036712.003.0012
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter examines changes in Acehnese lament dances, with particular emphasis on the ways in which aspects of religion, ethnicity, class, gender, sociopolitical conditions, and the activities of ... More


Religious Status of Flutes

Dale A. Olsen

in World Flutelore: Folktales, Myths, and Other Stories of Magical Flute Power

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037887
eISBN:
9780252095146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037887.003.0012
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Throughout this book, flutes have often been shown to be implements of supernatural power. As such, many flutes could also be interpreted as being religious, because metaphysical power is commonly ... More


Sri Lankan Tamil Musical Giving: An Introduction

Jim Sykes

in The Musical Gift: Sonic Generosity in Post-War Sri Lanka

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190912024
eISBN:
9780190912055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190912024.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter is a musical cartography of Sri Lankan Tamil traditional musics: through interviews in the Tamil-dominated north and east and the capital Colombo, archival research, and consultation of ... More


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