Questions about music in traditional Peru
by Fons Beijer
At the moment I'm doing some research on Peru and there are some things I can't seem to figure out myself, so maybe you guys can help me out!
I'm trying to find out information about traditional funeral ceremonys from the original peruvian tribes. My main focus for this project is on music so I was wondering if there are certain songs or Chants that are typically used at funerals/burials in Peru/Incas/Andean peoples. If there is, do these chants or songs have a name so I can research them?
I'm also wondering about the ceremonys for becoming a new Leader of a traditional Peruvian tribe. I found some information about there being always one big leader in an Inca group: the Sapa Inca. Are there ceremonys for choosing this new leader? (if for example the old one dies). If so: Is there music / chants / sounds involved in these ceremonys??
Looking forward to your reply and thanks in advance!