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Contributors:Nggei (speaker)
Sophune, Pidhu (Ebbe) (recorder)
Danerek, H. Stefan (researcher)
Danerek, H. Stefan (depositor)
Ratu, Hilarius (consultant)
Date Issued:03 Jan 2016
Description:Genre: Medicine/huru. Mama Nggei, a grandmother who lives alone in a hut in kampong Mata Mere, was recorded by Pidhu Sophune 3 Jan -13 in the morning, using the AT Lavelier mic (loud, keep volume low). In this recording she first speaks about her 'huru' generally. Then she continues with 'huru sa'a'. Symptoms: . Materials: 'moro', 'seku' (BI. kencur) and 'sa'a', chewed with areca nut, piper betel, and lime. The cure is repeated up to five times. When people are cured they pay, 'peju, cega', with a small sum of money. When 'peju', Nggei only chews paddy grains and puts it on the ill/aching part of the body, five times, while she utters 'bhulu', blessing, an odd one. With a few neighbours sitting by listening, among them Mama Heje who ocommented. In the end Pidhu asks if others may listen to the recording, as usually, and is met by laughter.
Appears in Collections: Stefan Danerek Collection - Palu'e Audio

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