Wasipichana

Wasipichana

Object Details

Subject LanguageKichwa, Cañar Highland
Language PID(s)ailla:119726
Title [Indigenous]
Language of Indigenous Title
TitleWasipichana
Language CommunityCañari
Country(ies)Ecuador
Place CreatedCañar, Ecuador
Date Created2016-04-16
Description [Indigenous]
Language of Indigenous Description
DescriptionThe wasipichay, or house blessing, for Pacha and Juan Carlos and their children. This multi-part ceremony is led by a healer that begins at a large chakana made with flower petals and other offerings made in the yard. The healer is Juan Carlos' aunt, Mama Michi, and the introduction to the event is conducted in Kichwa. At one point she sings a haway in the ceremony. Then, the guests gather together in a line and two other aunts sing a sulahuay (house-blessing song) to start of a procession through the house to cleanse it of any malevolent spirits that entered during construction. The procession ends with a stone indigenous cross (cruz chakana) and a long woven belt being carried to the roof of the house. The festivities end in a multi-course meal and dance party for the guests. 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
Instrumental music
Song
Source NoteWasipichana 16Abril2016
References
Contributor(s) Individual / RoleAdrian, Allison Elizabeth (Researcher)
Contributor(s) Corporate / Role

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There are 16 objects in this resource
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