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Maleku children in the community's school - Costa Rica

Priscilla Monge2014

IILA - Italo-Latin American Institute - Biennale Arte 2015

IILA - Italo-Latin American Institute - Biennale Arte 2015
Venice, Italy

PRISCILLA MONGE | COSTA RICA
1968, Costa Rica. Lives and Works in San José, Costa Rica

Carajacaquijerrisuf, 2014, sound installation
Courtesy: the artist

Ethnic group: Maleku
Language: Maleku. The word mal’eku means “person” and its plural is maleku marama “our people”
Speakers: Liliam Elizondo, Carajacaquijerrisuf and Denia Blanco
Location: The indigenous group Maleku lives outside the boundaries of the Caño Negro shelter in the Maleku Tribal Reserve which covers a surface of 2.743 hectares
Population: more than 600

Story: Translation by Lilliam Elizondo (the second speaker in the recording).
“It had been a long time since we last went hunting tortoises and we travelled by canoe and slept, made fires, dried recently caught iguana on the firewood, coloured monkey and tortoise, but at daybreak we walked onwards and slept on the sand where once again, we dried iguana and tortoise. We also hunted another type of tortoise, smaller in size which we roasted, and fish, from which we made another type of food by wrapping it in leaves and roasting it on hot coals before eating it”.

Details

  • Title: Maleku children in the community's school - Costa Rica
  • Creator: Priscilla Monge
  • Date Created: 2014
  • Rights: Photo: Denia Blanco

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