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Songs for Survival: Songs & Chants From Tribal Peoples Around the World
Nikki Siegen-Smith (ed); Bernard Lodge (il). Songs have an important place in all our lives. Gathered here form the traditions of many different tribal peoples are dozens of songs, both joyful & solemn, which reveal a spirit of celebration & a reverence for the world that are universal. There are songs for special occasions -- a harvest song from the Quechua of South America, a singing game from the Khon Thai of Asia, & a naming song from the Tewa of North America And there are songs that honor the Earth & express worry about its fragility -- the Yoruba of Africa sing, “Enjoy the earth gently, for if the earth is spoiled, it cannot be repaired.” The beautiful rhythms & language of these songs make them perfect for reading aloud, but they can also be enjoyed in moments of quiet reflection.
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