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Music of the Jívaro of Ecuador

Various Artists
Music of the Jívaro of Ecuador

"The rugged, forested hills of the eastern slopes of the Andes have long constituted one of the last great sanctuaries of American Indian groups relatively independent of white domination. Of these groups, probably none has been more prominent than the Jívaro of eastern Ecuador who, at present, number approximately 15,000 persons. For almost four centuries the Jívaro successfully resisted attempts by would-be conquerors to settle permanently in their territory despite the fact that they occupy one of the richest regions of placer gold deposits in South America..."

Michael J. Harner


"Las quebradas y boscosas colinas de la ladera oriental de los Andes se han constituido desde un tiempo atrás en uno de los últimos grandes santuarios para los grupos amerindios que son todavía relativamente independientes de la dominación del hombre blanco. De aquellos grupos, probablemente ninguno es más prominente que el de los Jívaro del oriente ecuatoriano que hoy en día cuentan con alrededor de 15.000 personas. Por casi cuatro siglos los Jívaro han resistido exitosamente los intentos de varios ‘conquistadores’ de asentarse de manera permanente en su territorio a pesar del hecho de que ellos ocupan una de las regiones más ricas en oro lavado de América del Sur..."

Michael J. Harner


Track Listing

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Social Dance Song (Female Solo) Female Jívaro singer 1:06
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Social Dance Singing (Female Chorus) Female chorus 2:02
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Social Dance Singing (Female Chorus) Female chorus 2:02
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Social Dance (Women Singing, Belt Rattles, Drum, Flute) Female singers, flutist, drummers 4:27
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Song of Kungi, the Flute Bird (Flute Solo) Jívaro cane flutist 2:03
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106
Social Dance Flute Music (Chorus) Male flutists 5:00
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107
Social Dance Singing (Male and Female Duet) Male and female singers 1:29
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108
Shaman's Song to Call Back Magical Darts (Musical Bow Solo) Jívaro shaman 2:48
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Love Song (Musical Bow Solo) Father playing for his son 3:08
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110
Song Sung to Enemies about to Attack (Two-String Violin Solo) Male violinist 1:51
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Lullaby (Female Solo) Female Jívaro singer 1:43
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202
Bamboo Trumpet (Solo) Male trumpeter 0:51
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Calling an Enemy's Arutam Soul (Log Signal Drum Solo) Male drummer 0:54
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204
Head Shrinking Song (Male Solo) Male Jívaro singer 1:19
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205
Tsantsa (Shrunken Head) Dance (Men's Voices, Women's Chorus Singing, Belt Rattles) Male and female singers 3:14
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206
Shaman Curing a Bewitched Patient (Male Solo, Whistling, Singing, Sucking, Leaf "Rattle") Jívaro shaman 5:03
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Trail Conversation between Two Acquaintances (Males) Two Jívaro men 2:10
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Trail Greeting between Two Strangers (Males) Two Jívaro men 4:07
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Invitation to Kill (Two Males, Whispering) Two Jívaro men 1:42
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Visiting a Home (Visitor Calls Warning) Two Jívaro men, wife of one of the men 1:22
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