Myth, Mimesis and Magic in the Music of the T'Boli, Philippines
A study of the relations between musical poetics, myth, and magic in the musical and spiritual lives of the T'Bolis of Mindanao, Manolete Mora's book shows that musical mimesis is an intrinsic part of the cultural process of interpreting, articulating, making, and remaking the world. It suggests that musical mimesis is intimately linked to a moral universe that is grounded in reciprocity. it is a way of establishing contact, fusion and identity with the 'other', and this is possible because of the existence of concepts of knowledge and being that are fundamentally different from our own.
Ateneo de Manila University Press, Philippines
Softcover / 9 x 6 inches / 233 pages / BW