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Music of the Venezuelan Yekuana (Makiritare) Indians

Various Artists
Music of the Venezuelan Yekuana (Makiritare) Indians

"The Yekuana Indians, also known as Makiritare, whose total population is estimated at 1,500 to 2,000 persons, are the people whose life is closely related to the rivers as is suggested by their tribal name, which can be translated as ‘curiara (dugout canoa) people’ or ‘river people.’ When discovered around 1758-59 by the Spaniards, the Yekuana lived along several tributaries of the Upper Orinoco."

Walter Coppens and Isaías Rodríguez


"Lon indios Yekuana, también conocidos como Makiritare, cuya población es se estima entre 1.500 y 2000 personas, es un pueblo cuya vida está estrechamente unida a los ríos, como es sugerido por el nombre de la tribu que puede ser traducido como ‘gente de curiara’ (canoa) o ‘gente del río.’ Cuando fueron descubiertos por los españoles, alrededor de 1758-59, los Yekuana vivían a lo largo de varios tributarios del Alto Orinoco..."

Walter Coppens e Isaías Rodríguez


Track Listing

101
Yuwanade Dëma Yekuana singers from Jiwitiña 2:30
102
Deer Flute Flutist from Jiwitiña 0:49
103
Ayëja atújuda jëkëma otonejamën Inhabitants of the village 3:35
104
Edanaka hani amöde Women chanting an exoricism 1:40
105
Twin Clarinets Male clarinet player and female clarinet player 1:08
106
Mëdëjene Chanters from Kuamaña 4:17
107
Welcoming Music Jiwitiña drummers, clarinet 3:17
201
Paddle Stroke Rhythm Crew of eight Yekuana 2:20
202
Adejedamo Dëma Villagers of Kanarakuña 2:15
203
Tortoise Shell Yekuana musicians from Jiwitiña 2:22
204
Sichukë Yekuana girls from Jiwitiña 0:50
205
Kajudu kajiyë nañe Shamans in Kuamaña 2:52
206
Cane Flute Flutist from Jiwitiña 0:55
207
Mëdëje nañe mëdawakukë Jiwitiña musicians 2:35
208
Tawaniwëychi Shaman from Mauakuña 1:56

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