Friday, November 19, 2010

An Idea of a Use of the Headdress


In Yupik Cultures dances, the drummers sing and tell stories with the movements of their arms, bodies and sometimes
facial expressions, which shows in the video, "Yupik Seal Dance" the sing is by John Pingayak of Chevak, Ak. Each dance song
has their own meaning to it, like this one it express the act of hunting for and retrieving a seal they have shot. Also, as they perform
it shows great appreciation of what the land provides such as food, homes, and their people.

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