Euphorbiaceae      Manihot esculenta                    Quichua:  Lumu          Shuar:  Mama

Eulodia Dagua and Delicia Dagua, "Eulodia Dagua, "The Garden of Another Will Drink Your Blood.'"  

Pastaza Quichua

Includes a song to protect a chagra from strangers.

Cite video as:

Tod D. Swanson,  "Eulodia Dagua, 'Eulodia Dagua, "The Garden of Another Will Drink Your Blood."."' Youtube video. 6:27. December 16, 2016. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ycdv2VryK0

Eulodia Dagua and Delicia Dagua, "The Manioc Dies of Grief When Our Relatives Die."  

Pastaza Quichua

Cite video as:

Tod D. Swanson,  "Eulodia Dagua and Delicia Dagua, 'The Manioc Dies of Grief When Our Relatives Die."' Youtube video. 4:48 December 17, 2016. https://youtu.be/xYjioaAnCwc

"Ukumbi: A Song to Make Manioc Grow." 

This Pastaza Quichua song is usually sung when the singer is alone in her manioc gardens.  The purpose is to attract the ukumbi or to make it friendly so that it will cause the manioc to grow.  The ukumbi or rainbow boa is associated with the manioc mother Nunguli (Quichua) or Nunghui (in Shuar).

Cite video as:

Tod D. Swanson,   "Ukumbi: A Song to Make Manioc Grow." 4Youtube video.  2:56. January  26, 2014.

https://youtu.be/4W7xEMNTYDw        

Warmiuna:                                             
 

Lumu sisa mamalla         
Llandu llandu atarisha   
Ashangara aparisha        
Tushushami shayauni      

 

Purutulla mamaga           
Purutulla tarpusha               
Purutu pukujpimi         
Pallashami apani            

 

Inzhij sisa mamaga       
Inzhijwara tarpusha        
Inzhijwa pukujpimi        
Pallashami mikuni           

 

Kariuna:                                

Lumu sisa mamalla                
Llandu, llandu atarisha           
Ashangara aparisha                
Baillashami shayaungui          

Indi llandu punzhapi            
Kallamballa shayaungui       
ñuka warmishitalla                
Ima kushi tarbangui!      

Manioc Flower Woman (Lumu Sisa Mama) 

Sung by Carmen Andi

Recorded and translated by Tod Swanson:

 

Women:

 

Manioc flower woman 

Rising while it is still dark         

Carrying my basket         

I stand dancing.

 

Bean Mother                    

Planting beans              

When the beans ripen 

I pick them and I take them  

 

Peanut flower mother 

Planting my little peanuts 

When the peanuts are ripe 

I harvest them and eat

 

Men:

Manioc flower woman  

Rising while it is still dark 

Carrying your basket       

You stand dancing 

On sunny days and cloudy days 

You stand straight like the callamballa (mushroom)                      

My beloved woman         

With what joy you work. 

  • facebook
  • Twitter Round
  • googleplus
  • flickr

© 2023 by Dawkins & Dodger Architecture. Proudly created with Wix.com