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Title: Musica e sciamanismo tra i 'Khond' dell'Orissa
Author⁄s: Basso, Rebecca
Date issued: 2006
Type of document: Article
Is part of: Annali di Ca' Foscari: Rivista della Facoltà di Lingue e letterature straniere dell'Università Ca' Foscari di Venezia, Serie Orientale, 45 (3), 2006, pp. 229-251.
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.
Language: ita
Access rights: open
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