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Makamaka reenactment
Contributor (researcher):Professor Nicholas Evans
Dr. Penelope Johnson
Contributor (speaker):Waka Ymta
G̅ma Nébni
Jimmy Nébni
Michael (Binzawa) Idaba
Prnda Mänzi
Pastor Blag Teräb
Warapa Wlila
Coverage:Papua New Guinea
Morehead District, Western Province
Description:These files were recorded as part of a re-enactment of the Makamaka ceremony, by which widows were released from the widows’ weeds they had been clothed in for the last year since their husband’s death. The ceremony was specially staged, at NE’s request, by the whole village of Bimadbn (with the women taking major responsibility for most and sole responsibility for some), on Sept 16th 2014 (Independence Day). The ceremony falls into three major parts: (a) food preparation, especially of the festive dishes skr and tm, carried out in the morning on the sports ground (b) womens-only section of ritual release, carried out at the river (c) all people reunite for a final feast In between, there are processional sections where the widow Waka Ymta (wife of the late Dibod Ebog, who died the preceding year) and her ceremonial assistant (G̅ma Nébni) are accompanied to the relevant places. Recorded files are of four types: (a) video files recorded by Darja Hoenigman on a Panasonic HGHM41 (b) video files recorded by Penny Johnson on a Canon X..100 (c) audio files recorded by NE and JN on a Zoom H4n Handy Recorder (d) photographic files from still cameras by NE and PJ Keywordsː Ceremony, Dramatisation, Religion
Identifier (URI):https://hdl.handle.net/1839/00-0000-0000-0021-714F-7
Is Part Of:DoBeS archive : Morehead
Language (ISO639):nqn
Publisher:The Language Archive, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
Subject:Nen language
English language
Subject (ISO639):nqn
Type (DCMI):MovingImage


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Citation: Waka Ymta (speaker); G̅ma Nébni (speaker); Jimmy Nébni (speaker); Michael (Binzawa) Idaba (speaker); Professor Nicholas Evans (researcher); Dr. Penelope Johnson (researcher); Prnda Mänzi (speaker); Pastor Blag Teräb (speaker); Warapa Wlila (speaker). n.d. DoBeS archive : Morehead.
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Country: United KingdomPapua New Guinea
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