Ritual soundings : women performers and world religions / Sarah Weiss.

The women of communities in Hindu India and Christian Orthodox Finland alike offer lamentations and mockery during wedding rituals. Catholic women of southern Italy perform tarantella on pilgrimages while Muslim Berger girls recite poetry at Moroccan weddings. Around the world, women actively claim...

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Main Author: Weiss, Sarah (Author)
Format: Book
Published: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2019]
Series:New perspectives on gender in music.
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • 1. Women performers and world religions : on ritual, local practice, universals, and comparison
  • 2. Wedding lamentation : singing sorrow, embodying the future
  • 3. Demeter's lamentation and Baubo's mockery : responses to the marriage (abduction) of Persephone
  • 4. Revelry and resistance : prenuptial performances of mockery and ridicule
  • 5. Girls's poetry and social critique at Muslim Berber weddings
  • 6. Transgression and tarantella among Catholic women in Calabria
  • Afterword.