Zer sanr 'spirit guardians' chanted by pirma Gavq Lavq
Terrell, Jacob A.
World Oral Literature Project
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Terrell, J. A. (2013). Zer sanr 'spirit guardians' chanted by pirma Gavq Lavq [Audio file]. http://www.dspace.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/244281
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A .wav recording of the third chant performed when carrying out a funeral rite and its accompanying text translated and glossed into contemporary Akha and English. This is a sample of collection of recordings, videos, and texts related to Akha Zanr, the indigenous religion of the Akha (ahk) of northern Mainland Southeast Asia. It includes over ten hours of .wav recordings of Pirma Gavq, an Akha Shaman, reciting the religious text “Buffalo Knowledge One”. This amounts 6,500 verses of religious prose; all have been transcribed using the Akha orthography, and around seventy percent of the verses are accompanied by a gloss and free translation in both modern, spoken Akha and English. Other materials include interviews, photographs, written texts and video related to the funeral rite as performed by the Akha Shaman. Though only a sample is presented here, the full collection is archived with the Endangered Languages Archive, part of the Hans Rausing Endangered Languages Project at the University of London, School of African and Oriental Studies. Users of any part of this collection should cite Jacob A. Terrell as the collector/fieldworker, ELDP and the World Oral Literature Project at the University of Cambridge, as funders, and also the appropriate creators and contributors for each file as listed in the metadata.
Akha, animism, religion, funeral, shaman
Huay Yuak Pra Sot, Chiang Rai, Thailand
July 2009 - December 2011
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