Alec Nevala-Lee

Thoughts on art, creativity, and the writing life.

Quote of the Day

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David P. McAllester

What is desired in [Navajo] music is an effect, primarily magical, whether the song is for dancing, gambling, corn grinding, or healing. When a traditional Navajo is asked how he likes a song, he does not consider the question, “How does it sound?” but “What is it for?”

David P. McAllester, Enemy Way Music

Written by nevalalee

August 19, 2016 at 7:30 am

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  1. Great quote. Reminds me of how we are taught to interpret art at university.

    Laura

    August 19, 2016 at 8:54 am


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