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042 has brought corn from his field. He offers a part of it to the community. The clips show men in the village center distributing corn cobs to different families, prepairing a fire and rosting corn cobs (in the leafs) and eating corn in front of the (rudimental) men's hut. Several casual dialogues could be transcribed. For more details see the caption of the 3 clips.
This session is meant as a selection of ressources that contain scenes of reviling (taunting, vilifying) of the 'enemy' (also women, cousins, individuals) symbolized by the Jawarí straw puppet. These ressources belong also to other sessions. The reviling is a special speech style and should be transcribed and further studied. The session is still under construction.
Audio recordings of conversations between several men during their rehearsal with takwara fluits.
Presents brought by 146, the chief, from a local politician, and presents brought by the researcher Sebastian Drude to the village, are distributed. For details see description of media file.
The session contains the sound recording of a Jawari dance and the ritual reviling at the Jawari puppet performed by Awetí men in the early evening.
1: 118 repairs the inner piece (reed) of the Takwara fluit. 2: the men, especially the five players (073, 078, 149, 065, 086) paint and prepair themselves and dance once around the village. 3: A second round of the five men around the village. Two girls join them and dance together. 4: 118 and 030 paint themselves for playing the takwara fluits while the younger men continue to dance from house to house. 5: Four adult men (030, 132, 118, 083) dance, accompanied by girls.
147 fetches pequi polp in the haven. The yellow pequi polp is stored below the water in big bags (today also of plastic). It is used to add it to drinking water and to some type of manioc bread. She takes out a small portion for the next two days, closes the bag and deposits it back below th water.
Several Awetí men engaged in the preparation of arrows for the Jawari celebration. After that men and boys put on their ornament and paint their bodies for the first Jawari dance.
The first part of the session shows 068, 016's daughter, sieving the manioc mash by means of a mat (esteira). By this procedure part of the poison contained in the manioc root is washed out. Part 2 shows the manioc mass being placed on a wooden shelf behind the house to dry in the sun. Part 3 shows how the manioc is boiled and how perereba (a sweet liquid made of manioc) is made by boiling the manioc for a very long time. Part 4 shows how the manioc is made into different types of beiju which are either baked on both sides or on one side only. The teacher 018 and his sister, 019, who bakes the beijus, explain the procedure. She also shows the fabrication of salt baskets. Part 5 and 6 show 147 and her daughter 150 scraping off the peel of the manioc roots and grating it. They use tin-lids as scraping tools. 147's younger daughter 152 helps the two women (part 6).
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.
The teachers 018 and 085 together with the older 077 take SD with them to the Kurisevo river to a trip with the motor boat in order to chatch some fish with fishing line and hook. Some fish is eaten right on the spot. On the return, the motor breaks. Unavailing efforts to fish with bow and arrow. part of the return is done with 018 by foot.
The session contains the sound recording of a Jawari dance and the ritual swearing at the Jawari puppet performed by the Awetí men in the early evening.
The session shows SD, SR and several young Awetí men and women going by bicycle to the salt lake where they want to film how the Awetí collect, dry and burn a water plant. From the ashes of this plant salt is made. Salt is the traditional product primarily made by the Awetí and used for trading with goods of the other Xingu people.
The recording shows a dance from house to house, performed by Nahukua men.
The Tawarawaná dance performed by Awetí men (and some women) from the beginning -- bringing sticks of the Nipitap-tree with leafs, painting and adorning of men in center. Quite comprehensive, from the preparations via the first dances until the later dances (with shady tree).
Fruits in the rain season: to a trip into the fields some 2km down the Kurisevo river. The small fruits "muruci" (in Portuguese) in the bush- and grass-land, and Maracuja-like vine fruits. Detailed descriptions of the scenes are available for each resource.
The session contains the sound recording of a Jawari dance performed by the Awetí men in the early evening.
The recording shows a Jawari dancing performance. After that two women carry a cattle to the village centre to provide the Jawari performers with food/drink (mani'oky). what follows is the Jawari ritual, carried out by men, of verbally insulting a straw puppet representing an adversary.
The session consists of an audio and a video recording of the Jawari ritual of throwing arrows and verbally insulting a straw puppet which is representing an adversary. Since the collector is directly involved in the performance the filming was done by the community member 017.