Anthology of Brazilian Indian Music: Karajá, Javahé, Kraho, Tukuna, Juruna, Suyá, Trumai Shukarramãe

Anthology of Brazilian Indian Music: Karajá, Javahé, Kraho, Tukuna, Juruna, Suyá, Trumai Shukarramãe

produced by Vilma Chiara and Harald Schultz (Folkways Records, 1962), 39 mins

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Field of Interest
World Music
Description
"About eight hundred Karaja Indians still live on the shores of the Bananal Island, Araguaia River, in Central Brazil. They have been in peaceful contact with our civilization for more than a century but maintain a high level of their old traditions. During the dry season, from May to October, they erect summer-villages of light straw houses on the immense beaches of white, soft and hot sand, performing every afternoon and night their sacred fertility rites, with colorful masks of feather heads and straw skirts..."

Harald Schultz and Vilma Chiara


"Alrededor de ochocientos indios Karaja viven aún en las orillas de la isla Bananal en medio del río Araguaia, en el centro del Brasil. Ellos han mantenido un contacto pacífico con la civilización occidental desde hace aproximadamente cien años, pero a pesar de todo mantienen gran parte de sus antiguas tradiciones. Durante la temporada de sequía, de mayo a octubre, ellos erigen aldeas de verano compuestas por ligeras casas de paja sobre las inmensas playas de arena blanca y suave, llevando a cabo por las tardes sus sagrados ritos de fertilidad con sus máscaras emplumadas coloridas y sus faldones de paja..."

Harald Schultz y Vilma Chiara

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Content Type
Music recording
Duration
39 mins
Format
Audio
Sub Genre
American Indian, A Cappella, Song
Label
Folkways Records
Producer
Vilma Chiara, Harald Schultz
Release Date
1962
Subject
World Music, Music & Performing Arts, South America, Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, América del Sud, México, Centroamérica y el Caribe, América do Sul, México, América Central e Caribe, Brazil
Keywords and Translated Subjects
América del Sud, México, Centroamérica y el Caribe, América do Sul, México, América Central e Caribe

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