It’s a feast of multimedia today, cuz I’ve got MP3s and videos galore to share with you!
As promised, I put together a recording of how the chant sounds. This is only an example, because the chant changes every time. Only the women of the tribe sing. “Ki ka” is the sound effect this culture uses for the sound a frog makes. It’s the equivalent to “ribbit.” Part of this ceremony is dedicated to Waiziki, originally the goddess of emotion before the Visionaries got to her and made her into the Indulgence of grief, self-pity, and worry. Since Waiziki is about emotion, there is no set sound to the song of the women. They are simply to project their emotions into the song they collectively make.
Each of the women portrayed in this song has a different story. The first is angry. There are outsiders in their tribe, and she doesn’t like the risk they present to her or her unborn child. The second is almost a rebuttal to the first. She’s intrigued by these new visitors, and is hopeful and welcoming. The third is one of the elders in the tribe, and she has a bad feeling about what might happen to her tribe. She is overwhelmed with fear and concern – you can see her crying in the previous page. The last is a young woman, who is hopelessly in love with one of the village boys. She couldn’t care less about the newcomers, she’s just trying to show off in hopes that she will attract the attention of the man of her affections.
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