DOBES Archive

jamurikuma
The session contains two video recordings (jamurikumã1+2.mpg), showing the preparations for the women's feast of Jamurikumã in the Awetí village. The dancing is performed by Awetí women of all ages in the village centre near the men's house. The owner of the feast, dancing in the middle of the women's row, is the chief's first wife 147. The feast itself took place after the researchers had left the village. The video recordings are from the 18th and the 25th of May, both around 6:30 p.m. The audio recordings, capturing the typical tunes sung by the women, are from the 16th and 25th of May.