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Yaokwa, the Enawene Nawe people's ritual for the maintenance of social and cosmic order. ©UNESCO 2010
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Yaokwa, the Enawene Nawe people's ritual for the maintenance of social and cosmic order

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The Enawene Nawe people living in the southern Amazon rainforest perform the Yaokwa ritual each year during the seven-month dry season to honour the Yakairiti spirits and ensure cosmic and social order. The different clans alternate responsibility: one embarks on fishing expeditions throughout the area while another prepares offerings of rock salt, fish and ritual food for the spirits, and performs music and dance. Yaokwa and the local biodiversity it celebrates represent an extremely delicate and fragile ecosystem whose continuity depends directly on its conservation.

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Lugar/País: Brazil
Series: 2011 Inscriptions on the Urgent Safeguarding List
Tipo: Documentary
Créditos: Vincent Carelli, director ; Fausto Campoli, director.
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