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FT-12246-74

Dale Alan Olsen
Unaffiliated Independent Scholar

Music and Shamanism Among South American Indians: Some Unifying Melodic Factors

To study the function of melody as a shamantic tool while curing illness among certain South American Indian cultures. This study is important to both anthropology and ethnomusicology especially since South American indigenous cultures and nearing extinction or cultural assimilation.

Project fields:
Ethnomusicology

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$2,000 (approved)
$2,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1974 – 8/31/1974