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Title: SD1-029
Issue Date: 22 Dec 2014
Description: Genre: Legend. Title: Siga no'o Pio. Lengu Nandene, kampong Mata Mere, tells a tale about the legendary Pio and Siga. People from the Keli domain want to dig for ├Żams eastwards in Lidhi. Siga's clan humiliates them. The they retutm again, with support from Pio (Ware is also mentioned, perhaps by mistake, if she meant Ware Pa'e). Pio sends hot steam, fog and rain eastwards, so that everyone runs away, and Lidhi village becomes deserted. One day Methi remembered Lengu Nande, a great grandmother next door (born c. 1916), who had once been able to tell tales and was known to be skilled in 'togo' (tandak), ritual dance with pantun, together with her husband. Methi brought her over, and asked her, which was difficult because Lengu is almost deaf. It turned out that she remembered stories very well, surprisingly fluent, and she seemed to enjoy telling tales. So we decided to try recording the next day. Lengu had learned tales, as one of her sources in her youth/adult life, from Ngaji Legane. Recorded by SD 22 December 2014 in the house of Bapak Wilhelminus dan Ibu Yulia, kampong Mata Mere, using an AT2020 microphone. Maria Methi helped to arrange the recording; washed and clothed grandmother Lengu in the early morning. I brought sirih pinang, a requirement, and a bottle of arak, knowing that Bapak Wora and others would be there as well in the morning. Lengu told the tales like pressing the button on a tape player, excellent. Wora and Methi's young brother Mboe Erixon sat through most of the session. Their cousins Wio and Ware were also present during a few recordings.There was a flock of children outside of the bamboo plated wall and two windows, covered with a piece of cloth, peeking in, disturbing a little bit. Photos in SD1-044 to SD1-050, and in SD1-025 to SD1-028.
Pages/Duration: 0:01:16
Appears in Collections:Stefan Danerek Collection - Palu'e Audio

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