Saturday, August 4, 2012

Tribal Voice

Think twice if you think you have nothing in common with these people.
I've been a fan of Yothu Yindi for a long time. They must have each song they do approved by tribal elders before they can perform it in public.


drollgirl said...

i am liking what i see and what i hear!

Dr Zibbs said...

I'm a fan of the Yanamomo aka the "fierce people" from the Amazon.

diane said...

zibbsy: looking them up right now.

diane said...

Just finished watching a documentary on the Yanamomo, wow! This is the most important piece of information that I got from it:
Although some Yanomami really have been engaged in intensive warfare and other kinds of bloody conflict, this violence is not an expression of Yanomami culture itself. It is, rather, a product of specific historical situations: The Yanomami make war not because Western culture is absent, but because it is present, and present in certain specific forms. All Yanomami warfare that we know about occurs within what Neil Whitehead and I call a “tribal zone”, an extensive area beyond state administrative control, inhabited by nonstate people who must react to the far-flung effects of the state presence.”