Cañari Music and Culture Collection of Allison Adrian

La Colección de Música y Cultura Cañari por Allison Adrian

Object Details

Collection LanguageKichwa, Cañar Highland
Language PIDailla:119726
Title [Indigenous]
Language of Indigenous Title
TitleCañari Music and Culture Collection of Allison Adrian
Collector(s)Adrian, Allison Elizabeth
Blankenship, Judy
Aguayza Solano, José Marcos
Guamán Pichazaca, Segundo José
Depositor(s)Adrian, Allison Elizabeth
Project/Collector Website
Description [Indigenous]
Language of Indigenous Description
DescriptionThis multimedia collection focuses on Cañari music in the highlands of southern Ecuador. Its primary contents are audio and video recordings of Cañari celebrations featuring music collected in 2016 by ethnomusicologist Allison Adrian. Central themes include music, ethnography, gender, religion, mythology, and history. Recordings were made in the following locations: Cañar, Sisid, Juncal, Zhud, and Gun Grande. The materials consist of approximately 81 hours of audio and video recordings in WAV and MP4 formats. Dr. Adrian’s research during this period was supported by a U.S. Fulbright Scholar Research Award and a sabbatical award funded by St. Catherine University.

The preservation of this collection was supported by the grant "Archiving Significant Collections of Endangered Languages: Two Multilingual Regions of Northwest South America" (PD-260978-18) from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed herein do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

See Adrian-Kichwa-FindingAid-en.pdf for a guide to this collection and its contents.