NOW IT IS PACHALLAMPE! SYMBOLISM, CELEBRATION AND MEMORY IN THE PLANTING OF POTATO IN SOCOROMA, NORTH OF CHILE
¡AHORA SÍ QUE ES PACHALLAMPE! SIMBOLISMO, TECNOLOGÍA Y MEMORIA EN LA SIEMBRA DE PAPA EN SOCOROMA, NORTE DE CHILE
Persis B. Clarkson, Calogero M. Santoro, Thomas E. Levy, Lautaro Núñez, Axel Nielsen, Steven Rosen, Frank Förster, José M. Capriles, Anatoly M. Khazanov, Michael Frachetti, Daniela Valenzuela, Carlos Choque Mariño and Alberto Díaz Araya
This article shows the ritual practices, meanings and memories expressed in the celebration of the Pachallampe in Socoroma. This, in order to identify and understand the rituals and symbolism deployed by stewards and indigenous community members during the sowing of potato. For this purpose, we have studied the importance of performance, memory, dance and the dramatizations, carrying out a descriptive and interpretative analysis of the celebration, identifying the meanings, associations, identities and cultural appropriations of the Socoromeños, derived from the Hispano-indigenous interactions and their relationship to the antinomic forces of their sacred space.
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Tags: Festivity, memory, planting rites, Aymara culture, northern Chile