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Title: Musica e sciamanismo tra i 'Khond' dell'Orissa
Authors: Basso, Rebecca
Keywords: Tribal music
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: Padova, Studio Editoriale Gordini
Abstract: This work analyses the role and the meaning of music in the religious practices and the shamanism of the Khonds, a skeduled tribe settled in the hinterland of the Indian region of Orissa. Music is an important element in every ritual and ceremony, moreover it's an essential vehicle to reach a modified state of consciousness. By conducting a strict analysis of the musical experience in Khond shamanism and religion, this study underlines how music is employed by the shaman and the ordinary priest as a powerful instrument to be in touch with deities, spirits and ancestors: musical performance is inquired as a sine qua non of Khond religious and shamanic practices.
ISSN: 1125-3762
Appears in Collections:Annali di Ca' Foscari. Serie orientale

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