OLAC Record

Title:Fire Song for the Bighead Dance
Contributor (consultant):Brown, Jim
Contributor (researcher):Dawson, Lawrence E.
Norick, Frank
Date (W3CDTF):1963
Description:The Fire Song would be accompanied by the cocoon rattle in actual context. Also, such a dance song would normally be sung by two singers who spell on another as they tire and by a group of (4-6) shouters who sing the rhythm chorus and add "how ha!" at the end of each song. The dance songs are usually accompanied by a log foot drum mounted in the dance house floor (here substituted by pounding on the kitchen table at Brown's house) as well as split-stick clappers held by the two singers. While singing this, the performer would slowly make a circle around the fire and center pole carrying and using his cocoon rattle (from collectors' notes). Meighan and Riddell (1972) is the best single source on the Bole-Maru cult, even though its focus is on more westerly versions of it. Distributed on California Indian Music Project, North-central region, tape 16, side A.
Rights:Items catalogued in the California Language Archive are the physical property of their respective physical repositories. Intellectual rights, including copyright, belong to item creators or their legal heirs and assigns.
Rights Holder:Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology
Subject:Southeastern Pomo language
Subject (ISO639):pom
Type (DCMI):Sound
Type (OLAC):primary_text


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Citation: Brown, Jim (consultant); Dawson, Lawrence E. (researcher); Norick, Frank (researcher). 1963. California Language Archive.
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