Somatic Poetry, Towards an Embodied Ethnopoetics

Videos

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Fermin Shiguango
2007
Sapo Rumi

Lucas Tapuy (Chuyaki) sings a takina or shamanic song that draws on the history and territory of Sapo Rumi.

Images

2000 photo of Fermin Shiguango showing the kiru panga plant.

Fermin Shiguango
2000
Campo Cocha
Fermin Shiguango shows the Kiru Panga plant, a plant used in vapor bath healing.

2001 picture of Esteban and Gederico Calapucha

Esteban and Federico Calapucha
2001
Sapo Rumi
Federico Calapucha is explaining his family history with an analogy to manioc plants. Also in the photo is his brother, Esteban Calapucha.

2009 photograph showing the supay rumi rock.

Supay Rumi Rock
2009
Sapo Rumi
A photograph showing the Supay Rumi rock that is featured in Lucas Tapuy's shamanic song.

2010 photograph of Wasila Mountain

Wasila Mountain
2010
Sapo Rumi
Photograph of Wasila mountain overlooking the community of Sapo Rumi. Wasila is featured in Lucas Tapuy's shamanic song.

2010 photograph of Dr. Cerda.

Akillu Cerda (Dr. Cerda)
2010
Sapo Rumi
Photograph of Lucas Tapuy's friend, the yachak Akillu Cerda (Dr. Cerda).

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Malagri Supay
2010
by Carlos Alvarado (Mishqui Chulllumbu)
From "Historia de una Cultura a la que quiere matar" (Imprenta Nuestra Amazonia). This spirit is featured in Chuyaki's song.

Voices

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Lucas Calapucha
2007
Sapo Rumi

Lucas Calapucha performing a cleansing ritual using shamanic blowing techniques.

Akillu Cerda (Dr. Cerda)
2010
Sapo Rumi

Akillu, also a shaman, uses his breath during a cleansing ritual. Towards the end you can hear Akillu transfering his samay through the crown of the patient's head.