Music of the Jívaro of Ecuador

Music of the Jívaro of Ecuador

Various Artists FW04386 / FE 4386

"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


Year Released 1973
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1973 Folkways Records
Genre(s) American Indian; World
Country(s) Ecuador
Culture Group(s) Shuar
Instrument(s) Bamboo trumpet; Bow; Drum; Flute; Log drum; Rattle (Musical instrument); Two-String violin
Subject(s) World music
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101 Social Dance Song (Female Solo) Female Jívaro singer 1:06
102 Social Dance Singing (Female Chorus) Female chorus 2:02
103 Social Dance Singing (Female Chorus) Female chorus 2:02
104 Social Dance (Women Singing, Belt Rattles, Drum, Flute) Female singers, flutist, drummers 4:27
105 Song of Kungi, the Flute Bird (Flute Solo) Jívaro cane flutist 2:03
106 Social Dance Flute Music (Chorus) Male flutists 5:00
107 Social Dance Singing (Male and Female Duet) Male and female singers 1:29
108 Shaman's Song to Call Back Magical Darts (Musical Bow Solo) Jívaro shaman 2:48
109 Love Song (Musical Bow Solo) Father playing for his son 3:08
110 Song Sung to Enemies about to Attack (Two-String Violin Solo) Male violinist 1:51
201 Lullaby (Female Solo) Female Jívaro singer 1:43
202 Bamboo Trumpet (Solo) Male trumpeter 0:51
203 Calling an Enemy's Arutam Soul (Log Signal Drum Solo) Male drummer 0:54
204 Head Shrinking Song (Male Solo) Male Jívaro singer 1:19
205 Tsantsa (Shrunken Head) Dance (Men's Voices, Women's Chorus Singing, Belt Rattles) Male and female singers 3:14
206 Shaman Curing a Bewitched Patient (Male Solo, Whistling, Singing, Sucking, Leaf "Rattle") Jívaro shaman 5:03
207 Trail Conversation between Two Acquaintances (Males) Two Jívaro men 2:10
208 Trail Greeting between Two Strangers (Males) Two Jívaro men 4:07
209 Invitation to Kill (Two Males, Whispering) Two Jívaro men 1:42
210 Visiting a Home (Visitor Calls Warning) Two Jívaro men, wife of one of the men 1:22
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