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Hopi Katcina Songs and Six Songs by Hopi Chanters

Various Artists
Hopi Katcina Songs and Six Songs by Hopi Chanters

In traditional Hopi religious celebrations, adults dressed as deified ancestors―the Katcina―and handed out small painted Katcina figurines to children. This album contains songs associated with the Katcina as well as other Hopi dances described in the liner notes. The singers include Honyi, the leader of the Antelope Priesthood; Kutka, the chief of the Walpi tribe; Honauuh, the head priest of the snake ceremony; and Kakapti, a Hopi priest. The recordings were collected by Jesse Walter Fewkes (1850–1930), a Harvard-educated anthropologist who was the head of the Bureau of American Ethnology and Archaeology (1918–1928).

Track Listing

101
Bean Harvest, Powamu Katcina Honyi, Kutka, and Honauuh 1:52
102
Buffalo Dance, Mucaiasti Katcina Honyi, Kutka, and Honauuh 1:37
103
Beard Dance, Anga Katcina Honyi, Kutka, and Honauuh 2:14
104
Mudhead, or Clown, Tachauktu Katcina Honyi, Kutka, and Honauuh 0:59
105
Second Mudhead Song, Tuwina'ay Katcina Honyi, Kutka, and Honauuh 1:07
106
Rain Dance, Soyohim Katcina Honyi, Kutka, and Honauuh 2:14
107
Rabbit Hunt, Makwatu Katcina Honyi, Kutka, and Honauuh 3:03
108
Duck, Pawik Katcina Honyi, Kutka, and Honauuh 1:34
109
Rain Song from Zuni, Malo Katcina Honyi, Kutka, and Honauuh 2:08
110
Rain Song from Navaho, Tacab Katcina Honyi, Kutka, and Honauuh 1:33
111
Rain Song from Jemez, Humis Katcina Honyi, Kutka, and Honauuh 1:41
201
Mudhead Katcina Song Porter Timeche 2:22
202
Butterfly Dance Song Porter Timeche 3:21
203
Hoop Dance Song Porter Timeche 2:50
204
Buffalo Dance Song Porter Timeche 2:20
205
Eagle Dance Porter Timeche 2:27
206
Snake Dance Porter Timeche 2:01

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