Birds and Humanity: Women's Songs

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Gervacio Cerda of Limon Cocha sings a song.

Gervacio Cerda
2002
Limon Cocha

Gervacio Cerda of Limon Cocha explains and sings a song about how to call one's husband back after he has left. The image is a picture of Iluku by an unknown elementary school student of Pano. Recorded by Santiago Calapucha and Carola Cerda.

The breast song performed by Camilo Tapuy.

Camilo Tapuy and grandchildren
2010
Sapo Rumi
The breast song performed by Camilo Tapuy and his grandchildren using alphabetic literacy and digital technology as learning tool.

Jactina Andi sings

Jacinta Andi
2002
Pano
Jactina Andi sings about traveling downriver and transforming into a dove

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Serafina Shiguango sings.

Serafina Shiguango
(1980s)
Sapo Rumi
Serafina Shiguango sings about transforming into various birds, including a hummingbird. Her husband, Vicente Calapucha, plays the violin.

Jactina Andi sings

Jactina Andi
2002
Pano
Jactina Andi sings about her experiences related to the rubber boom and her family life.

Serafina  Shiguango  describes her travels to Peru.

Serafina Shiguango
(1980s)
Sapo Rumi
Serafina Shiguango describes her travels to the Huallaga river in Peru when the Napo Runa used to go there by canoe to get salt. Vicente Calapucha, plays the violin.

Serafina Shiguango sings about becoming a fish.

Serafina Shiguango
(1980s)
Sapo Rumi
Serafina Shiguango sings about becoming a fish and resisting her in-laws trying to get her drunk. Vicente Calapucha, plays the violin.