The Wanai to Mapoyo: there is a lot of history.
The current Mapoyo people who live in the "Community Palomo"
in Bolivar state south of Venezuela speak
of a fierce tradition of its roots.
The times turned out to be changing
for its inhabitants to the extent
that virtually their ancestral
Currently, they have joined voices as a community
to strengthen their native language "Wanai"
and part of their customs, which some
of them remain, such as the roof
construction of traditional
housing, wave fishing and the hunting
of some species allowed between them.
Also, children's games, which turned out to be part
of an ancestral ritual or celebration where
they build the "Te'rua" or whistle,
which is traditionally armed with
a palm leaf "cucurito".
Then they form a circle and randomly
play as they dance.
Adapted housing is the "Warihi". It is the collection of palm inflorescence "cucurito"
that resembles the tail
of the anteater.
It is used as a brush for grooming housing.
For their nourishing sustenance
they use the "Wayari Takiniri", in our language "EI Silbato Danta."
This is the whistle that used to attract
and achieve the hunt of the Danta.
With all these elements, plus live for a week and get audio records dating back more
than 40 years, I managed to make a composition that is used
in its Murükuní Mapoyo Community Museum
to strenghten their ancestral memory.
This sound experience has a native beginning
and ends very actual.
For a better experience.
Mapoyo Ancestral Memory
Se capturaron sonoridades de lugares característicos como la energía
del “Cerro Palomo”, la pureza de la Laguna cercana al Río Orinoco
y el sonido particular de las palomas sabaneras, golondrinas y tucanes.
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