Shows that musical mimesis is an intrinsic part of the cultural process of interpreting, articulating, making, and remaking the world. Embraces wide-ranging ethnographic materials and issues that will be of interest to musicologists, anthropologists, and students of Southeast Asian folklore and cross-cultural aesthetics.
Published in 2005.
Finalist, 2006 Gintong Aklat Award, for Social Science.
Winner, 2006 National Book Award, for Folklore.