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    • Collection number: 2016-06
    • Primary contributors: "Viejo" Chávez (consultant), Brent Berlin (donor, researcher), Alberto Espejo (consultant), Ernesto Ankuash (consultant)
    • Additional contributor: José Shimpukat (participant)
    • Language: Awajún
    • Dates: 1970-1979
    • Extent: 10 cassettes
    • Historical information: This collection consists of the field recordings produced by anthropologist Brent Berlin (PhD 1964, Stanford University) during his ethnozoological research among Chicham (also known as Jivaroan) peoples of western Amazonia in the 1970s. Research was conducted in the Cenepa and Santiago river drainages, two left-bank tributaries of the Marañón River, which joins with the Huallaga River to the northeast to form the Amazon. Chicham languages comprise a dialect continuum of five varieties -- Awajún (aka Aguaruna), Wampís (aka Huambisa), Achuar, Shuar, and Shiwiar -- that span the Ecuadorian-Peruvian border. Due to their relative isolation during the colonial and early national periods of Ecuador and Peru, Chicham languages at the outset of the 21st century remain some of the most vital of Amazonia, with several tens of thousands of speakers across all varieties.
      Metadata not in brackets derives from the original metadata on the cassette tapes. Metadata in brackets results from inspection of the recordings by archive workers.
    • Scope and content: Sixteen digitized recordings including whistle talk, curing ceremonies, traditional narratives, music, and a self-interview by the depositor
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Awajún Sound Recordings, SCL 2016-06, Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7297/X2BP00SV

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    • Item number: 2016-06.001
    • Date: 1972 to 1973
    • Contributor: Brent Berlin (researcher, donor)
    • Language: Awajún
    • Availability: Online access
    • Catalog history: Formerly WAV file BB-1A
    • Place: Cenepa River, Amazonas, Peru
    • Collection: Awajún Sound Recordings
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Whistle talk 0-44, 2016-06.001, Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7297/X2HD7SPG
    • Item number: 2016-06.002
    • Date: 31 Jul 1977
    • Contributors: José Shimpukat (participant), "Viejo" Chávez (consultant), Brent Berlin (researcher, donor)
    • Language: Awajún
    • Availability: Online access
    • Catalog history: Formerly WAV files BB-3A and BB-3B
    • Place: Huampami, El Cenepa, Condorcanqui, Amazonas, Peru
    • Description: The night that OBB's arm was healed, recorded at the home of the indicated participant; consultant is the shaman conducting the curing
    • Collection: Awajún Sound Recordings
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Curing ceremony, 2016-06.002, Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7297/X2CN71XP
    • Item number: 2016-06.003
    • Contributors: Brent Berlin (researcher, donor), Alberto Espejo (consultant)
    • Language: Awajún
    • Availability: Online access
    • Catalog history: Formerly WAV file BB-2A
    • Description: [Probably recorded on the Cenepa River in 1974, as it is Side A of a tape, the Side B of which contains this metadata]
    • Collection: Awajún Sound Recordings
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: [Story 1], 2016-06.003, Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7297/X27W696C
    • Item number: 2016-06.004
    • Date: 1974
    • Contributors: Brent Berlin (researcher, donor), Alberto Espejo (consultant), Ernesto Ankuash (consultant)
    • Language: Awajún
    • Availability: Online access
    • Catalog history: Formerly WAV file BB-2B
    • Place: Cenepa River, Amazonas, Peru
    • Collection: Awajún Sound Recordings
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Nungkui Story, Foam on the Pastaza, 2016-06.004, Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7297/X2445JHD
    • Item number: 2016-06.006
    • Contributors: "Viejo" Chávez (consultant), Brent Berlin (researcher, donor)
    • Language: Awajún
    • Availability: Online access
    • Catalog history: Formerly WAV file BB-7A
    • Place: Huampami, El Cenepa, Condorcanqui, Amazonas, Peru
    • Description: [Spanish translation of text exists; two American women and one American man appear to be present]
    • Collection: Awajún Sound Recordings
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Pásuk story, 2016-06.006, Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7297/X2VQ30PN
    • Item number: 2016-06.007
    • Date: 26 Jul 1978
    • Contributors: Brent Berlin (donor, researcher), Alberto Espejo (consultant)
    • Language: Awajún
    • Availability: Online access
    • Catalog history: Formerly WAV files BB-8A, BB-8B, and BB-9A
    • Place: Cenepa River, Amazonas, Peru
    • Description: [Stories directed to apparently American speaker of Awajún, who understands and occasionally responds]
    • Collection: Awajún Sound Recordings
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Mammal stories, 2016-06.007, Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7297/X2QZ280S
    • Item number: 2016-06.008
    • Date: 1970
    • Contributor: Brent Berlin (donor, researcher)
    • Language: Awajún
    • Availability: Online access
    • Catalog history: Formerly WAV files 10A and 10B
    • Places: Bagua, Bagua, Bagua, Amazonas, Peru; Lima, Peru
    • Description: [2016-06.008.001: Berlin speaks in English; arrive Lima 8/1 7:30AM, 8-hour flight from L.A.; "typical of many Berkeley mornings" fog; exchange rate is S/.43.38 to $1 USD; stayed at Pensión Alemana on Avenida Arequipa in Miraflores; met German botanist there, whose guide was Ramón Pereira, also Berlin's guide; went to office of Peruvian Times for maps; SIL office was on 14th floor of Ministry of Education building, closed Saturday; called Eugene Loos (then Director of SIL), who lived at Javier Prado 200, wanted appointment on Sunday concerning expedition to Aguaruna; went to Natural History Museum and gave Pereira letters from Lincoln Constance (Director of UC Berkeley Herbarium) and Oliver Pearson (Director of Museum of Vertebrate Zoology); at 9:46 changes location to Bagua; 13:06 other change with music in background. 2016-06.008.002: singing in Sp. (in Bagua?); at ~2:40 recognition of agreement for research project; Spanish lloranza and other songs sung; at ~7:20 man speaks and sings in Awajún; at 8:10 change, muttering leads to more singing in Spanish]
    • Collection: Awajún Sound Recordings
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: [Research background self-interview, Bagua meeting], 2016-06.008, Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7297/X2M61H8C
    • Item number: 2016-06.009
    • Date: 30 Oct 1979 to 31 Oct 1979
    • Contributor: Brent Berlin (researcher, donor)
    • Language: Awajún
    • Availability: Online access
    • Catalog history: Formerly WAV files BB-4A, BB-4B, BB-5A
    • Place: Caterpiza, Rio Santiago, Condorcanqui, Amazonas, Peru
    • Description: [2016-06.009.001: flute playing, speech in Aguaruna in background, followed by drum; 2016-06.009.002: speaking more prominent, with flute, men and women singing, followed by rattle; 2016-06.009.003: flute and rattle, men and women singing, clapping, followed by apparent stringed instrument around 32:00 and conversation at end]
    • Collection: Awajún Sound Recordings
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: [Music], 2016-06.009, Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7297/X2GF0RH6

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