Music, Dance and the Art of Seduction

Chapter 2

Song complexity in a species of songbird, the Bengalese finch:

A tool for seduction or a byproduct of domestication?

Media provided by Kazua Okanoya
Video 1: failure


Video 2: Success


Chapter 7

Courtship Rituals and the Native American Flute

Media provided by Paula Conlon


Chapter 8

Love songs and temple festivals in northwest China

Musical laughter in the face of adversity

Media provided by Frank Kouwenhoven
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One thought on “Music, Dance and the Art of Seduction

  1. Great example of shan’ge dialogue singing and interview by Dutch scholar, the late Antoinet Schimmelpenninck, with subtitles from NW China. Her husband Frank Kouwenhoven wrote about it in his article in the book Music, Dance and the Art of Seduction (2013)

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