Sawos (Neuguinea, Mittlerer Sepik) - Totenfest in Gaikorobi: Anrufung und Tanz der Ahnen, GesŠnge und Flštenspiel / Sawos (New Guinea, Middle Sepik) - Mortuary Ceremony at Gaikorobi: Invocation and Dance of the Ancestors, Songs and Flute-Playing

Location:Papua New Guinea
Subject:Brauchtum ; Lebenskreis ; Totenkult, Totenbrauchtum ; Musik ; Singen ; Musikinstrumente ; Aerophone ; Flšte ; Tanz ; Papua-Neuguinea ; Sepik-Gebiet ; Australien/Ozeanien ; ethnology ; culture ; tradition ; sphere of life ; cult of the dead, traditions dealing with death ; music ; singing ; music instruments ; aerophones ; flutes ; dance ; Australia/Oceania ; Papua New Guinea ; Sepik Region ; Kultur ; Ethnologie/Kulturanthropologie
Length:18 min
Format:Film, 16 mm, LT, 195 m
Year Released:1979
Director:Schlenker, Hermann (Villingen-Schwenningen) ; Schindlbeck, Markus (Basel)
Producer:Hermann Schlenker Filmproduktion (Villingen-Schwenningen)
Distributor:IWF (Gšttingen) E 2481
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Description:Herbeirufen der Ahnen; Auftritt von zwei Ahnenfiguren mit źbermodellierten SchŠdeln hinter einem BlŠtterzaun, Flštenspiel, NamensgesŠnge, Trauerlied der Frauen.At the beginning of the mortuary ceremony men, women, and children stand in front of a dwelling house. The man Singembandi calls names of ancestors who will be present during the feast. Behind a screen men dance and carry ancestor figures with modelled skulls, blow long bamboo flutes and beat on a lithophone and coconut shells. In front of the screen women and children sit as spectators. Some men sing name songs. In another dwelling house mourning women chant a death song.
Record No:1834
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