Great Aunt

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Talks about: Traditional songs & dance & the role of women
In this interview we meet Yeshi’s Great Aunt – one of the 8 Hajuramas or female elders who head up the principal family groups in Kagbeni. Whilst the village prepares for an upcoming wedding between two branches of the Gurung family, Yeshi persuades her great aunt to sing a series of traditional songs, which she then translates. Finally, in preparation perhaps for the Hajuramas’ performance at the wedding feast at the weekend, the Great Aunt dances.