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Kwarup at the Yawalapiti
Contributor (compiler):Sebastian Drude + Sabine Reiter
Contributor (consultant):083
Mato Grosso
Upper Xingú
Southern Amazon Region
Description:The first part of the session shows the arrival of three Yawalapiti moretás (messengers) at the Awetí village to invite the community to the Kwarup on the occasion of the death of Paru, most powerful shaman of the Alto Xingu and father of the present Yawalapiti chief. The reception of the inviters in the village centre is highly ritualized. The second part shows the ritual scratching of the young men who are going to be the huka-huka fighters at the Yawalapiti Kwarup. This procedure is regarded a means to fortify the men for the fight. Part 3 shows Sebastian, Teacher and other members of the Awetí community on their way to the Yawalapiti village by bicycle. They arrive at the new settlement where Waranaku's parents live together with several other family-members. After that they continue their ride until arriving at the Posto Leonardo (health post) where a group of Guaraní (special guests to the Kwarup) dance and sing on a stage (part 4). Part 5 shows the arrival of the Awetí at the Yawalapiti village, where they are given food by the pareat/ moretá (the person who invited them) who is responsible for their group. He also leads them to their night camp outside the village which he has prepared for them. Part 6 shows the Awetí at their night camp at dawn preparing for the Kwarup. They paint each other/ themselves with body-paint and put on their ornament. Part 7 shows the male Xingu population performing a dance in a big circle in the Yawalapiti village centre to initiate the the huka-huka fight. Part 8 shows the beginning of the huka-huka cerimony, followed by individual huka-huka fights between the contestants of the communities (continuing in part 9 and 10). The fighting is organized group-wise, i.e. the contestants of two ethnic groups fight against each other at a time. Part 11 shows different cerimonies at the end of a Kwarup celebration: Goods are exchanged between the different ethnic groups and there is the dance of the flute-players, accompanied by the girls who are just released from reclusion. ###
Identifier (URI):https://hdl.handle.net/1839/00-0000-0000-0005-7909-0
Is Part Of:DoBeS archive : Awetí
Language (ISO639):awe
Publisher:The Language Archive, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
Subject:Awetí language
Kamayurá language
Portuguese language
Subject (ISO639):awe
Type (DCMI):MovingImage


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Citation: 083 (consultant); Sebastian Drude + Sabine Reiter (compiler). n.d. DoBeS archive : Awetí.
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Country: BrazilPortugal
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