Music of South America . Early History of Americas. All peoples originating from Asiatic peoples crossing the ice between Alaska and Siberia at the end of the last ice age. Within 5,000 years South and North America populated.
Main events for music making – can take days or even week. Communities travel to visit each other on mass.
Main opportunity for courtship, drinking and fighting.
Music making is continuous and unstructured.
Important role of patrons and of the participation of spirit world. To placate and please saints and non-Christian gods (Pacha Mama) and to ensure fertility of land and to bring rains. Observe and encourage yearly cycle.