Clara Santi Grefa, "Hearing the Jilucu (Grand Potoo bird) Makes Me Sad."

"Llakichina"- (dar pena, to cause sadness, love, empathy) is the stated purpose of many Amazonian songs and stories.  "Llakichina" is also the effect that hearing the voices of birds and animals often produces in traditional older people Here a Pastaza Kichwa woman shows the vine through which Mother Jilucu tried to follow her brother/husband the moon into the sky before she fell and turned into the bird that cries when she sees the moon.   Recorded and translated by Tod Swanson during the Andes and Amazon Field School.

Cite video as:

Tod D. Swanson,  "Clara Santi Grefa, 'Hearing the Jilucu (Grand Potoo bird) Makes Me Sad."' Youtube video. 3:13  May 2, 2012.  https://youtu.be/svVQ_P4H0wY

Clara Santi Grefa, "Waranga Sisa."

 

Video and subtitles in English and Pastaza Quichua.

Cite video as:

Tod Swanson,  "Clara Santi Grefa, "Waranga Sisa."'  Youtube video. 5:03.  September 18, 2015https://youtu.be/MlZAlf5cLMw

Clara Santi Grefa, "Paushi Warmi Song."  

 

Video in Pastaza Quichua.  No subtitles. Clara Santi sings "I am a Paushi Warmi" and reflects on the Wattled Currasow (Crax globulosa) or pasha.  She says the paushi is a womanizer who steals the women of the wishak (another species of currasow)

Cite video as:

Tod Swanson,  "Clara Santi Grefa, "Paushi Warmi Song."'  Youtube video. 5:49.  May 12, 2013.  https://youtu.be/PjWvr48wAuA

Clara Santi Grefa, "Song of Atun Sikuanga and Gau Sikuanga."  

 

Video in Pastaza Quichua.  No subtitles. Clara Santi sings about how the large toucan steals Gau sikuanga's wife and talks about the relations between the birds. 

Cite video as:

Tod Swanson,  "Clara Santi Grefa, "Song of Atun Sikuanga and Gau Sikuanga."'  Youtube video. 6:52.  May 12, 2013.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADzAywiK_ZE

Clara Santi Grefa, "On Gau Sikuanga."  

 

Video in Pastaza Quichua.  No subtitles. Clara Santi sings about how the large toucan steals Gau sikuanga's wife and talks about the relations between the birds. 

Cite video as:

Tod Swanson,  "Clara Santi Grefa, "On Gau Sikuanga."'  Youtube video. 7:53.  May 12, 2013.  https://youtu.be/xujN_RrPeZU

Clara Santi Grefa, "They Drink This Plant to Become Jaguars."  

 

Video in Pastaza Quichua.  No subtitles.

Cite video as:

Tod Swanson,  "Clara Santi Grefa, "They Drink This Plant to Become Jaguars."'  Youtube video. 1:56.  December 15, 2016.   https://youtu.be/SjiwUZGBUkk

Clara Santi Grefa, "Simayuka: Love Medicine."

Video in Pastaza Quichua.  No subtitles.

Cite video as:

Tod Swanson,  "Clara Santi Grefa, "Simayuka: Love Medicine"'  Youtube video. 2:18.  December 15, 2016.  https://youtu.be/tNCzvW4w2jA

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