Ritual Singing and Poetry Among the Bribri

  • Adolfo Constenla Umaña
Part of the Science Across Cultures: The History of Non-Western Science book series (SACH, volume 8)


In the present transcribed, edited and annotated talk, late linguist Adolfo Constenla Umaña deals with music and poetry of the Talamanca region in Costa Rica. The various genres are discussed highlighting the importance of each for Bribri and Cabécar social life. He explores Ritual Speech, and delves in gender issues and cosmological visions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Adolfo Constenla Umaña
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  1. 1.Escuela de Filología, Universidad de Costa RicaSan JoséCosta Rica

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