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Recollecting from the Past Musical Practice and Spirit Possession on the East Coast of Madagascar

ISBN-10: 0819565008
ISBN-13: 9780819565006
Edition: 2001
Authors: Ron Emoff
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Description: This ethnomusicological study of Malagasy music evokes the complex sound & performative aesthetic in Madagascar called maresaka. It pertains to musical expression but also extends into ways of remembering the past & aesthetics of everyday life.

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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Publication date: 3/27/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 262
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

This ethnomusicological study of Malagasy music evokes the complex sound & performative aesthetic in Madagascar called maresaka. It pertains to musical expression but also extends into ways of remembering the past & aesthetics of everyday life.

List of illustrations
Acknowledgements
Some preliminary Notes on Language and Pronunciation
Introduction
Some Background on Tamatave
Spirit Practices on the East Coast
Maresaka
Material Media of Maresaka: The Value in Things
Recollecting
Power, Resistance? Valses
Clinton, Bush, and Hussein in Tamatave
Style as Iconicity of Aesthetics
Discourse on Illness, Healing, and Abnormality
Imagining Antandroy in Tamatave-ville
Retour
Notes
Glossary of Malagasy Terms
References
Index

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