Mapuche

Mapuche

Mapuche ("People of the Land") - A group of indigenous inhabitants (living in Chile & Argentina), refering to a wide-ranging ethnicity and speaking Mapudungun.


Mapuche ("Peuple de la Terre") - Un groupe autochtone (résidant au Chili et en Argentine), se référant à une ethnie très diversifiée parlant le mapudungun.

Baile Chino

Baile Chino

Baile Chino – UNESCO intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity 2014 – “…Bailes Chinos are brotherhoods of musicians who express their faith through music, dance and singing in the context of commemoration festivities. The practice stretches mainly from the area known as the Norte Chico to the central region of Chile and comprises five fully differentiated styles, each named after the valley or basin where it is most prevalent. Organized mainly by men from rural areas, Baile Chino dances consist of jumps and flexing movements of the legs, performed to the rhythm of isometric instrumental music played on drums and flutes of pre-Columbian origin. The leader sings memorized or improvised rhyming couplets in stanzas that recount holy stories and address religious subjects. He is accompanied by an equal number of musicians and dancers organized in two symmetric columns. A drummer leads the choreography and controls the tempo of the music. Each group also has a flag bearer and guards, who are usually women. The music, dances and couplets are learnt through direct observation, imitation and transmission in the family. Bailes Chinos are a tool for social participation providing prestige to those involved. They function as a model for social integration and cohesion to which almost the entire local community subscribes, out of a sense of identity and solidarity.”


Baile chino

Baile chino - Patrimoine immatériel de l'UNESCO – 2014 – « ...Les bailes chinos sont des confréries de musiciens qui expriment leur foi à travers la musique, la danse et le chant dans le cadre de fêtes commémoratives. Cette pratique s’étend essentiellement de la région connue sous le nom de Norte Chico à la zone centrale du Chili et se caractérise par cinq styles très différents, chacun portant le nom de la vallée ou du bassin à laquelle/auquel il est associé. Organisés principalement par les hommes des zones rurales, les bailes chinos se caractérisent par des sauts et des mouvements de flexion des jambes au rythme d’une musique instrumentale isométrique jouée sur des percussions et des flûtes d’origine précolombienne. Le chef chante des distiques mémorisés ou improvisés en strophes qui racontent des histoires sacrées et abordent des sujets religieux. Il est accompagné d’un nombre égal de musiciens et de danseurs répartis en deux colonnes symétriques. Un percussionniste dirige la chorégraphie et contrôle le tempo de la musique. Chaque groupe comprend un porteur de drapeau et des gardes, qui sont généralement des femmes. La musique, les danses et les distiques s’apprennent par l’observation directe, l’imitation et la transmission au sein de la famille. Les bailes chinos sont un outil de participation sociale qui donne du prestige aux personnes qui y participent. Ils constituent un modèle d’intégration et de cohésion sociales auquel adhère pratiquement toute la communauté locale, et procurent un sentiment d’identité et de solidarité. »

moai

Moai - Monolithic human figures carved by the Rapa Nui people on Easter Island - moʻai, means “statue” in Rapa nui. The complete name is Moai Aringa Ora, which means “living face of the ancestors“. “They stand with their backs to the sea and are believed by most archaeologists to represent the spirits of ancestors, chiefs, or other high-ranking males who held important positions in the history of Easter Island.” (pbs.org)

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ahu

Stone platforms in Rapa Nui esp. dedicated - Ahu Tongariki is the largest one with presently (it has been restored) fifteen moai. Others include: Ahu Akivi, Ahu Huri a Urenga, Ahu Nau Nau, Ahu Tahai, etc.


ahu

Plateformes de pierre à Rapa Nui, notamment celles de Ahu Tongariki, la plus grande avec auj. 15 moai (elle a été restaurée). Parmi les autres : Ahu Akivi, Ahu Huri a Urenga, Ahu Nau Nau, Ahu Tahai, etc.

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Makemake in Rapa Nui…

“On Rapanui (Easter Island) people believed in a variety of god or 'atua' Most prominent among the 'atua' was the Creator God, Makemake, who was a 'birdman'. Makemake was born from a floating skull that was washed from a temple into the sea. He created the first humans. Together with his companion, the goddess Haua, he brought flocks of migratory seabirds to the island.
As well as the creator of mankind and Makemake was also regarded patron of the Bird Cult, the principal festival of Easter Island, and was worshipped in the form of sea birds, which were considered his incarnation. His material symbol, a man with a bird's head, can be found carved in hundreds of petroglyphs on Easter Island, human figures with the heads and tails of birds, into the rocks. He was the god of fertility and the chief god of the “Tangata manu” or bird-man cult (this cult succeeded the islands more famous Moai era, when the famous stone heads were carved).” (astrology.richardbrown.com)

 

Operation Condor & South American military dictatorships

“In 1975, six South American military dictatorships conspired to concoct a secret plan to eliminate their left-wing opponents. Not only would the intelligence services of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay trade information with each other and kidnap, disappear and kill their own domestic foes, they would also cooperate in identifying and killing exiles from partner countries who had taken refuge elsewhere. By the time Operation Condor ended in the early 1980s, as many as 60,000 people may have been killed…” (lens.blogs.nytimes.com / Larry Rohter 2014/01)

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The moai represent the most important pieces of Rapa Nui culture and art. (Rapa Nui lg, Rongorongo wr)


Les moai représentent les éléments les plus importants de la culture et de l'art Rapa Nui.

What is culture? How to define it? How do cultures appear? How are they constituted? How do they evolve? How do they disappear? How are customs and traditions established? How did prohibitions and taboos appear? How can we consider cultures in all their diversity? How does the digital world defend - or not - cultures?? (to be completed)

Qu’est-ce que la culture ? Comment la définir ? Comment apparaissent les cultures ? Comment se constituent-elles ? Comment évoluent-elles ? Comment disparaissent-elles ? Comment s’y sont fixées les coutumes et traditions ? Comment sont apparus les interdits, les tabous ? Comment considérer les cultures dans toute leur diversité ? Comment le numérique défend–il – ou non – les cultures ?... ?... (à compléter)

universe

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For Mapuche people, the Universe starts with a great explosion, Chrufken Ruka, which means “the bursting of the upper house”. (Mapudungun lg)


Pour les Mapuche, l'Univers commence par une grande explosion, dite Chrufken Ruka, qui signifie "l'explosion de la chambre haute".

What is the universe? How to define it? How do we situate ourselves in the universe? How has the universe been considered? From the Dogon myths to the origins of the world among the Maya, from the Greek kosmos to the big bang, how has the creation of the world been considered? How does the idea of the creation of the world take an important and even decisive place in our representation of life? How do we undertake today the relationship to the universe? What are we discovering new in the universe? How can digital technology help us to unravel certain mysteries of the universe? What new intergalactic epic can digital technology accompany? What are the challenges in exploring the universe? With what possible risks? (to be completed)

Qu’est–ce que l’univers ? Comment le définir ? Comment nous situons–nous dans l’univers ? Comment a–t–on considéré l’univers ? Des mythes dogons aux origines du monde chez les Mayas, du kosmos grec au big bang, comment a–t–on considéré la création du monde ? Comment l’idée de la création du monde prend une place importante voire décisive dans notre représentation de la vie ? Quelle exploration a–t–on faite de l’univers ? Comment entreprenons–nous aujourd’hui la relation à l’univers ? Que découvrons–nous de nouveau dans l’univers ? Comment le numérique peut–il nous aider à lever certains mystères dans la connaissance de l’univers ? Quelle nouvelle épopée intergalactique le numérique peut–il accompagner ? Quels enjeux se trouvent dans l’exploration de l’univers ? Avec quels risques éventuels ?... (à compléter)

practice - Ivy Daure

Lúcia pharmacienne qui a répondu très spontanément à la sollicitation explique qu’elle a appris à l’Université l’utilisation de nombreuses plantes médicinales qu’elle a intégré dans sa pratique. Elle nous a envoyé une longue liste et nous avons retenu le Boldo (Peumus boldus) une plante aromatique utilisée dans l’alimentation de certains pays comme le Chili et le Pérou, pour ses vertus digestives selon Lúcia.

Ivy Daure

General Pinochet

General Pinochet (1915/2006) overthrew President Allende in Chile in 1973, and kept the power by military force until 1990 resulting in the arrest, torture, exile of hundreds of thousands of his compatriots.


Le Général Pinochet (1915 / 2006) renverse le Président Allende au Chili en 1973, et prend le pouvoir qu’il tiendra par la force militaire jusqu’en 1990 entraînant l’arrestation, la torture, l’exil de centaines de milliers de ses compatriotes.

Chile

Chile

Chile is a country in America. Its capital is: Santiago. Its official language is: Spanish . Its currency is: Chilean Peso.

Code: CL | CHL
FR: Chili
DE: Chile
IT: Cile
ES: Chile
ZH: 智利
PI: zhìlì
JA: チリ
RO: Chiri
Capital: Santiago
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