Fiesta de San Antonio

Fiesta de San Antonio

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Subject LanguageKichwa, Cañar Highland
Language PID(s)ailla:119726
Title [Indigenous]
Language of Indigenous Title
TitleFiesta de San Antonio
Language CommunityCañari
Country(ies)Ecuador
Place CreatedCañar, Ecuador
Date Created2016-01-16
Description [Indigenous]
Language of Indigenous Description
DescriptionThe festival of San Antonio is a week-long celebration where the Cañari community within Quilloac honor their patron Saint - St. Anthony of Padua. The most intensive day of celebration begins at the Catholic church in the center of Cañar with a mass. After the mass, men dance with vacas locas (crazy cows) and kick off a day-long pilgrimage of the patron saint through town accompanied by a brass band (mestizo), and chirimía (dulzaína) & drum (Cañari) until the procession ends on the outskirts of town in Junducuchu where a pampamesa (communal meal) is served, rukuyayas (jokesters) entertain, flute music (contradanza) is played, and children and adults dance. See the interview with Francisca Solano Lasso and Ancelma Solano who are hosts (priostes) and take care of St. Anthony throughout the year for more information about Fiesta de San Antonio. See May2021_Compiled_Liner_Notes_in_English_&_Spanish.pdf for more information about the musical genres and instruments referenced or appearing in this file.
GenresCeremony
Source NoteSan Antonio
References
Contributor(s) Individual / RoleAdrian, Allison Elizabeth (Researcher)
Contributor(s) Corporate / Role

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There are 8 objects in this resource
ObjectFile TypesAccess Level
160116-004_brass&flauta&fireworks.wavaudio/x-wav2
160116-005flautas&bells.wavaudio/x-wav2
Fiesta_de_San_Antonio_2016_3nd_Cut.movvideo/quicktime2
MVI_0232_vacas_locas.MP4video/mp42
MVI_0261_mamadanza_pole.MP4video/mp42
MVI_0284_san_antonio_at_prioste's_home.MP4video/mp42
MVI_0301_pampamesa.MP4video/mp42
MVI_0315_pampamesa.MP4video/mp42

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