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BARROS, Líliam Cristina da Silva. Kapiwayá repertoire and its place in a Desana clan music-coreographic-ritual universe, upper Rio Negro, Amazonas. Bol. Mus. Para. Emílio Goeldi. Ciênc. hum. [online]. 2012, vol.7, n.2, pp.509-523. ISSN 1981-8122.

The paper presents a description of a specific musical repertoire (Kapiwayá) and its place in the Desana clan musical-choreographic ritual universe. The survey was conducted in São Gabriel da Cachoeira, state of Amazonas, Brazil, through dialogues with the bayá (chant specialist). The text introduces aspects of the humanity creation and the human being formation through performances and rites, taking as its starting point the myth of creation of the world and the musical repertoires of this indigenous group.

Keywords : Music; Cosmology; Desana; Rio Negro; Amazonas.

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