Congreso sunmakkarsaed

Congreso sunmakkarsaed

Object Details

Subject LanguageKuna, San Blas
Language PID(s)ailla:119499
Title [Indigenous]Congreso sunmakkarsaed
Language of Indigenous Titlecuk
TitleCongreso sunmakkarsaed
Language Community
Place CreatedNiatupu
Date Created1971-09
Description [Indigenous]
Language of Indigenous Description
DescriptionIn the Kuna sacred gathering, normally a chief chants and his chant is then interpreted by a vocero or argar. Occasionally, however, village leaders will instead decide to "do it speaking" (sunmakkar sae), that is, to have a gathering in which several leaders speak to the assembled villagers about Kuna tradition. This recording is of one such gathering in September 1971 on Niatupu. At least three men spoke: Chief (Saila) Gonzalo Salcedo, Chief James Layan, and the argar Frances Smith. James Howe has a transcription and partial translation of the three speeches.
Source Notetape 9.1
Contributor(s) Individual / RoleHowe, James (Researcher)
Salcedo, Gonzalo (Speaker)
Layan, James (Speaker)
Smith, Frances (Speaker)
Contributor(s) Corporate / Role

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