Traditional Dress of –Name the People ?
What are these lovely ladies dressed in their traditional dress doing? (Click to Enlarge)
I hope my story is not too long- but, this Photo Quiz is about learning- and here it is .
Rajes had this to say last night “ I really love the photo quiz and I learn a lot from all of you. love the dialogue between Seelan and Ariya . I may not put in a comment, but, I am ‘regular ‘ on the quiz watch ‘ !
“The traditional dress – is made of pure seal skin and takes a lot of work to make one dress .
There was a lot of controversy on seal hunting- and the Inuit people gave it good to the people who were protesting on the seal hunting , on the thousands of years old traditions of the Inuit people.
The Inuit people still hunt seal to supplement their diet and is a very traditional way of hunting and is essential for their cultural well being .
Throat Singing is a very unique way of singing in the Arctic communities , done ONLY by women.
It is said that the women were left along on dark winter nights with the children , while the men were out hunting . so, the women started to sing in this way, to entertain them selves and the little children .
This way of singing is now very popular and one of Canadian Inuit singers –Tanya Tagaq won a coveted first prize award for her Throat Singing a few years back .
You can listen to Throat Singing on You tube- very lovely and interesting .
Any ENT guys on our team- may know the physiology of this special way of singing .”
“ I had many good reviews on the song – The Cree Honour Song , I sang in Arctic Bay .
Some said , it was truly the highlight of the day- this impromptu song by one of the members of the tour .
I sang in Cree language.
My heart was bursting when I was out in there- and I just HAD TO SING IT – or else my heart would have burst open … and I put all my heart and soul into the song .
This song was composed by a Cree native in Canada, for a special occasion at Parliament grounds in Ottawa- a few yrs ago, and I learnt it from YOU tube, with a little help from my Cree friend- Delores .
You can listen to it on You tube- Cree Honour Song by Norman Ottereyes
He is a young man, with a very old voice, and we say, that ‘this is an old soul that has returned ‘.
When he was singing the song on the big out door stage , to the heart beat rhythm of the drum beat of the big Pow Wow drum in Ottawa, two Bald Eagles flew over …. Someone captured that moment of good omen on a cell phone and put it on You tube- and then, the rest is history !
One member of my Drum Circle was in Ottawa when this happened , and now we sing this song at the Drum Circle.
This song has a lovely melody- some members of the Drum Circle tells me “ Deepthie- you are singing in your Indian language “ !!
Even Indira and Ana thinks I sing in Hindi ( !! ) , when one day I sang this song on the phone to them !
Take a listen – you will love the lilting melody and the lovely voice of Norman Ottereys .
Enjoy – Deepthie .