A flauta-jaguar e outros aerofones wauja: uma contribuição xinguana ao instrumentarium zoologica Amazonia

Barcelos Neto, Aristoteles (2021) A flauta-jaguar e outros aerofones wauja: uma contribuição xinguana ao instrumentarium zoologica Amazonia. Boletim do Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi. Ciências Humanas, 16 (3). pp. 1-19. ISSN 1981-8122

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Recent ethnomusicological studies on Xinguano flutes reveal systems of extraordinary sociological, symbolic, and sonic complexity, encompassing musical poetics, gender relations, political ontology, and cosmological agency. However, little is known about their specific spiritual identities and their implications for the symbolic economy of musical rituals. This article aims to contribute to the knowledge of the instrumentarium zoologica Amazonia based on Wauja musical and visionary-divinatory shamanic knowledge and practices. The central object of this analysis is a trio of wooden flutes, made in 1991 and still active, which has the jaguar as spiritual identity and whose identification derives from shamanic processes. This relationship between aerophones and jaguars points to the recently proposed theoretical model of ontological continuity between supernatural beings and artifacts in Amazonia. Although organology and materiality are important for understanding this relationship, there is, however, an aspect still little considered by this model: visuality. This article proposes to enhance the hypothesis that the attribution of spiritual identities to aerophones directly relates to how shamans imagine bodily transformations.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: amazonia,musical instruments,visual culture,wauja indians,shamanism,cosmology,indigenous amazonia,wauja,ritual,visuality,aerophones,anthropology,language and linguistics,archaeology,archaeology,linguistics and language ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3300/3314
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Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2021 02:51
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2022 15:30
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/82486
DOI: 10.1590/2178-2547-BGOELDI-2020-0127

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