OLAC Record

Title:Opening of a new community house in Nuevo Paraíso
Documentation of Tena Kichwa
Contributor:Maria Chimbo
Angel Aguinda
Moises Shiguango
Saúl Simbaña
Cesar Puma
Guillermo Andi
Francisco Andi
Contributor (consultant):Community members
Yolanda Chimbo
Belsy Shiguango
Contributor (researcher):Karolina Grzech
Description:This project is a part of PhD dissertation fieldwork, supported by the Endangered Languages Documentation Programme (IGS00166). The dissertation itself will focus on evidentiality in the language, but the documentation aims to encompass as broad a set of linguistic and cultural practices as possible. Most interviews were carried out by native Kichwa researchers, and are therefore monolingual in Kichwa. The topics addressed cover the recent history of the Amazonian Kichwa, folktales, everyday life and ceremonies.
This was the opening of the comunal house ("casa comunal") for the Nuevo Paraíso community. The event was much awaited, since the house was under construction for almost two years - initiated in Marcos Ledesma's period as president, it was in some way tied to the interim president who took over when Marcos wasn't preforming - Saul Simbaña. This is why his stepping down took ages - he was supposed to call new elections ever since I got here in May. Those have finally happened some 3 weeks ago, but the new president, Darío Andy, and the other new authorities, still haven´t been sworn in. The event happened on a Friday, and all the "socios" of the community had to contribute 10$, which is a lot of money here, to buy food and provisions for the event. They came in early, around 8pm, to cook the food and prepare, and of course dancing and driking was supposed to follow. The parroquial authorities came, too, to inaugurate the house, since it was built with parroquial, or regional funding, I´m not too sure. But it´s important to know that they are now in the period of heated political campaign, before the next regional elections in February 2013. I recorded some of the gathering before the innauguration - finding it easier to do now that everyone knows me. I think that the one that can be particularly good is the one when Saul Simbaña talks just before cutting the ribbon - he had no microphone, so this is the first example of official discourse without a horrific mic distortion. Plus Saul is not a teacher or anything of that sort, so his official discourse is likely to me much less rehearsed than the usual one. There is another piece by Maria Chimbo, but that´s with a mic already. Camera: CanonXA10, mic: Rode NTG2 shotgun. There was a total of 14 recordings in this bundle, the ones uploaded for now are the following: _02 people talking and drinking/offering chicha _03 innauguration of the house, discourse by Saul Simbaña _05 local politician ("vocal" on the parroquial level 2010-2014) talking at the opening of the community house _07 speech by a community member _08 petitions to the parroquial autohrities by the authorities of NP _10 representatives of parroquial authorities talking
Main researcher on the project
multiple members of the Nuevo Paraíso community
At the time of the recording, he worked for parroquial authorities as contador (a kind of a bookkeeper)
boss of the educational network based in NP
was interim president of the community until 2013-10
school principal in NP
Succeded sasi1 as community president
Identifier (URI):https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI1302254%23
Publisher:Karolina Grzech
SOAS, University of London
Official discourse
Official act
Tena Lowland Quichua language
Tena Kichwa
Spanish language
Subject (ISO639):quw


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DateStamp:  2019-05-20
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Citation: Karolina Grzech (researcher); Community members (consultant); Maria Chimbo; Angel Aguinda; Yolanda Chimbo (consultant); Belsy Shiguango (consultant); Moises Shiguango; Saúl Simbaña; Cesar Puma; Guillermo Andi; Francisco Andi. n.d. Karolina Grzech.
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Country: EcuadorSpain
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