The Paraguayan Harp: From Colonial Transplant to National Emblem

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How did a music instrument transplated to South America by colonial Jesuit missionaries earn the official designation as Paraguay's cultural national symbol? This ethnomusicological and organological study of the Paraguayan diatonic harp in the twentieth century tells its story as an emblematic national musical instrument. First used liturgically by Jesuit missions in colonial times, the transplanted European diatonic harp was transformed and adopted into the folk music vocabulary of Paraguay and the Rio de la Plata region. ...

The Paraguayan Harp: From Colonial Transplant to National Emblem 2015, Lexington Books, Lanham, MD

ISBN-13: 9780739198193

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