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Wedding3_Bahati_and_Nevumbas_Marriage_ceremony_at_brides_home
Two brides show their faces first time after their circumcition, to the waiting audience. One is Nevumba (left) the other is Majuma. Both show the traditional paintings for that special ritual
Wedding2_Bahati_and_Nevumbas_Marriage_ceremony_at_brides_home
Two brides show their faces first time after circumcition, one is Nevumba the other is Majuma
Animals2
Nkuyaki tells about animalsand other things, such as Baobab, Honey, Beer
Song5__Men_Songs1
Traditional Akie songs sung, Leadsinger: mainly Bahati, Madawa
Animals6__Imitation_of_Birds2
Bahati tells about the meaning of birds for the Akie, e.g. how they are used during hunt to get information about the environment
Hunting8
Bahati explains how to make arrow poison which the Akie traditionally have bought from the Kamba. But Bahati learned it from them
Honey5
Sákɛrʋà baobab, Bahati is surrounded by Kosome (little bees), which live in the earth. Bahati explains the special features of Kosome
Rope
Bahati makes a rope out of a tree bark. This rope is used as a safety rope for him where he holding him in front of the bee comb up in the baobab. It needs to be freshly made every time using it.
BaobabCave1
Nkoiseyyo shows a baobab cave which us used as a sleeping place for the night in the forest during honey collection
Baobab2
Nkoiseyyo standing in front of a baobab explains verious things of the Babobab; its meaning and use for the Akie.
Honey3
Papalai in front of his sister's house narrates about how to harvest honey
Tales5
Lamazani tells the story of a girld called Ntaakwa
Tale8
Bahati narrates the story tale which explains how it came that the Akie became hunter gatherers whereas the Maasai became cattle herders, a very traditional Akie story
Women1
Nkokooyai talks about women's tasks standing in front or her house
LifeCareer7
Nankoyya tells about her children, the marriage of her very young daughters
Hunting3
Papalai narrates about how to hunt a kudu
Animals1__Small_antelopes
Nkuyaki talks about small antelopes, how to hunt, the quality of their meet, their behavior
Straw bundle
Bahati collects different varieties of grass to prepare a straw bundle which is used to fumigate the bees before collecting the honey out of the beehive. The straw bundle has to be made freshly each time honey is being harvested.
Informal2__Informal_talk
Informal talk after singing
Buffalo1
Bahati narrates the real event of the attack of the buffalo during search of honey. The buffalo wounded his uncle Papalai.