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Obscene Jesters: Bhambhi “Little Kings” in the Economy of Bhat Praise-Singing

Jeffrey G. Snodgrass

in Casting Kings: Bards and Indian Modernity

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195304343
eISBN:
9780199785063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195304349.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter describes Bhat relationships to the ritualized village patron-client “gift” economy found throughout northern India called jajmani. It is shown that the Bhats’ skill as bards, and their ... More


Sweetness and Truth

Nomi Dave

in The Revolution's Echoes: Music, Politics, and Pleasure in Guinea

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226654461
eISBN:
9780226654775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226654775.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter examines the role of pleasure in praise performance, focusing in particularly on the voice and vocal aesthetics. It also continues discussion of the importance of naming and ... More


The Risks of Displeasure

Nomi Dave

in The Revolution's Echoes: Music, Politics, and Pleasure in Guinea

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226654461
eISBN:
9780226654775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226654775.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter analyzes new types of naming that are emerging and the shifting landscape since the country’s first-ever democratic elections in 2010. Considering the recent rise in public political ... More


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