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Shared Soundscapes: Music Revivals and Identity Politics in Peru


Freie Universität Berlin und Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
Lateinamerika-Institut (FU) und Departamento Académico de Ciencias Sociales (PUCP)



Mar 01, 2021 — Feb 28, 2024
Die "banda escolar" einer Asháninka Nomatsiguenga-Gemeinde der Selva Central

Die "banda escolar" einer Asháninka Nomatsiguenga-Gemeinde der Selva Central
Image Credit: Ingrid Kummels

This collaborative research project explores the shared soundscapes that emerge when actors such as the Peruvian state, archives, anthropologists, and local communities negotiate music and dance traditions in the context of cultural heritage or identity politics. The interest of the communities of the northern coast (who refer to Muchik and Sicán traditions) and the central rainforest (Asháninka and Nomatsiguega) in activating their cultural heritage, which is stored in state archives and private archives, is the focus of the binational cultural and social anthropological research project headed by Prof. Dr. Ingrid Kummels, Freie Universität Berlin, and Prof. Dr. Gisela Cánepa, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. It is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) for three years.