DOBES Archive

Sebastian asks 083 (in Portuguese), before the beginning of the session proper, to tell him about the beginning of the manioc, and thanks him after Kal. has finished the story (both not included in the session proper). The performance of 083 itself is exclusively in Awetí, directed more to the camera than to Sebastian.
The recordings show different people at the researchers' house. The second clip has a good turn on the main features of the house in 2003.
. First a total view of the men's hut the roof of which is being made. The horizontal bars are being fixed on the vertical stakes with nails. . Then different types of houses (traditional and less traditional ones) are shown from the center. . At next the house in construction by 026 is shown in detail. it has already the main structure, but the finer vertical bars and the fine horizontal bars where the straw covering is put are still missing. Next we see 026 and his apprendice, his grandson 073 finishing the strucutre of the roof in the traditional way (e.g., without nails). . The park that is used for joining the different posts, stakes and bars is shown rolled up on the ground. . Finally we see several younger Awetí covering the men's hut (some days later). They select and adujst long straw and cover the roof with it.
After the distribution of football shirts etc. brought by SD, the community recieves some presents by a local authority brought by the chief, 146. Distribution is done by 030.
The recordings show the cerimonies, including the last Jawari dance (jawari_perf14c.mpg), which took place on the last day of the feast.
The session consists of a dialog between 157 who is the most prestigious story-teller of the Awetí community and SD. The dialog is conducted in Portuguese.