Music and Storytelling in the Tuvan Shamanic World

Van Deusen, Kira (2003) Music and Storytelling in the Tuvan Shamanic World. Acta Ethnographica Hungarica, 48 (3-4). pp. 441-450. ISSN 1216-9803

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This article discusses the interaction of music and storytelling with shamanism in Tuva, when practiced by shamans, and also by other people. The arts form an important layer of the shamanic context, which is today out of balance in part because outsiders focus so strongly on shamans and throat-singing, ignoring other cultural areas. Important aspects of storytelling are imagery, spiritual geography, the soul journey, and the persona of the teller. Music also contributes imagery and sound healing. It creates a bridge to the spiritual world and calls spirits through timbres produced with instruments and the voice.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation / földrajz, antropológia, kikapcsolódás > GT Manners and customs / néprajz, szokások, hagyományok
Depositing User: xBarbara xBodnár
Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2017 07:17
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2017 07:17

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