Academic journal article Yearbook for Traditional Music

Pérou: Musique Des Awajún et Des Wampis-Amazonie, Vallée Du Cenepa / Peru: Music of the Awajún and Wampis-Amazonia, Cenepa Valley

Academic journal article Yearbook for Traditional Music

Pérou: Musique Des Awajún et Des Wampis-Amazonie, Vallée Du Cenepa / Peru: Music of the Awajún and Wampis-Amazonia, Cenepa Valley

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Pérou: Musique des Awajún et des Wampis-Amazonie, vallée du Cenepa / Peru: Music of the Awajún and Wampis-Amazonia, Cenepa Valley. 2009. Archives internationales de musique populaire AIMP 92. Disques VDE-Gallo VDE CD-1279. Recorded by Franz Treichler. Annotated by Raúl Riol and Jeremy Narby with Fermin Apikai Chimpa and Raúl Vargas Caballero. 35 pp. (booklet) of notes in French and English + 32 pp. (PDF file). French translation by Jeremy Narby and Camille Chappuis; English translation by Isabelle Schulte-Tenckhoff. Song texts in Spanish, English, and French (PDF file). 2 colour, 5 b/w photographs. 1 compact disc, 36 tracks (62:19).

This beautifully recorded and superbly annotated audio CD provides tremendous insight into the intense personal songs of men and women of the Awajún (Aguaruna) and Wampis groups of the Cenepa Valley in the Peruvian Amazon. Bracketed by wonderful recordings of ceremonial greetings at the start and a few minutes of the sounds of a manioc beer drinking festivity at the end, most of the thirty-six tracks are devoted to solo performances of two personal genres, the anen, songs with magical qualities and the ability to make things happen that are sometimes performed also on musical bow by men, and the nampeg, songs of a more secular nature that recall emotions such as sadness or joy, which are sometimes performed also on flute by men. …

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