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Huichol, el viaje místico; La senora de Sipan; Siembra; Poki y Taki (Tikitiklip)



HUICHOL, EL VIAJE MISTICO
Director: Franciso Ortuño Silva
Music: Mother Eagle Kaili Huichol Sacred Music
Year/length:2006. 3 minutes.
Setting:Mexico
Language:Huichol (no subtitles)
Released on:Youtube

Black and white line drawings give way to the psychedelic color visions of traditional Huichol yarn art as a man eats peyote. The Huichol song is "Tutu Mu Yamane."
youtube.com/watch?v=Ll1NGDTLNLo


JENCHUAYAM
(Saludo Bonito)
(Cute Greeting)
Music: Wilson Chindoy
Nicolás Chicunque (niño)
Year/length:less than 2 minutes.
Setting:Sibundoy, Putumayo, Colombia
Language:Kamëntsá
Culture:Kamëntsá (Spanish subtitles)
Released on:Youtube

There are no credits given for the animation, but you'd have to be heartless not to love this beautiful song from the Kamentsa community of the Colombian Amazon. They are also known as Camsá or Kamse.
youtube.com/watch?v=GHnx3f1lREw

You can also watch the original, non-animated performers here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwgBZjkwa74


LA SEÑORA DE SIPÁN
Director/writer: Javier Zapata Innocenzi
Animation: Flavio Fernandini Figari
Music:Javier Zapata Innocenzi,
Gustavo Chavez
Year/length:3 minutes
Setting: Peru, Pre-Colombian times
Language:Spanish
Culture:Moche, Chavin, Chimu, Inka
Indian Content:high
Released on: Youtube

This is a short musical celebrating La Señora de Sipán. Sipán is one of the most important archaeological sites in Peru. Excavated in 1987, the Royal Tombs of Sipán revealed an unprecedented wealth of information on the Moche culture that thrived from around 100-700 AD. In this cartoon, La Señora de Sipán is friends with other fictional women from other cultures on the northern coast of ancient Peru--La Mamá de los Chavin, La Vecina de Chan Chan, La Chica de Mochica-- and even La Dama de Ampato, which was an Inka maiden of the sun found on Ampato Mountain near Arequipa (named after the archaeologist, Johann Reinhard, who found her). In reality not all of these cultures existed at the same time. Nevertheless, this is a very entertaining cartoon that will get people interested in learning more about Peru. Available on Youtube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrFQRLYFDHg

Sinopsis en español:
No hay mejor manera de recordar un tema que con música. En este sentido Javier Zapata, autor del libro Camino Emprendedor, nos enseña el vídeo "La Señora de Sipán" que busca difundir la historia peruana, a través de divertidas viñetas animadas. "Tanto la canción como el video fueron pensados como un medio para motivar la curiosidad y acercar nuestra historia a chicos y grandes. La animación juega con algunas fechas y situaciones, y plantea preguntas sin necesariamente ofrecer respuestas. Confiamos en que los padres y profesores sabrán hacer buen uso de este material para orientar a los chicos e incentivarlos a conocer más de nuestra historia", señala el autor.


La Vecina de Chan Chan


La Mamá de los Chavin


La Chica de Mochica y La Dama de Ampato


SIEMBRA
Producer:Oxfam
Writer:Francisco Murillo
Animation:Edgar Alvarez
Music:Rialengo
Year:2014
Length:3 minutes
Setting:everywhere
Language:Spanish
Culture:campesinos everywhere
Released on:Youtube

An exuberant celebration of farmers all over the world, with music by the Costa Rican band Rialengo and stop motion animation by the Colombian artist Edgar Humberto Alvarez, whose work can be seen on his Facebook page, Se lo explico con plastilina?

youtu.be/0ew2Lq-KJEM


TIKITIKLIP PRECOLOMBINO
Studio:Ojitos Producciones
Directors:Alejandra Egaña, Paz Puga
Writers:Alejandra Egaña, Paz Puga, Pedro Peirano, Anna Witte (lyrics)
Animation:Vanesa Brown, Paloma Valdivia, Cristóbal León, Alberto Montt, Claudio Romo
Music:Miranda y Tobar
Year/length:2010; thirteen 4-5 minute episodes
Language:Spanish
Indian Content:high
Released on:Youtube

As discussed in the Series section, these are fantastic music videos from several different cultures of Mexico and Central and South America. Not to be missed!


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