Tuesday, June 03, 2008

I Hope They Survive

The Kalasha sound really interesting. I hope the happiness they feel lasts.
According to one account, the dance is meant to frighten away snow leopards; the mountains of Chitral are one of their last remaining habitats. The whistles chase off snakes, while the laughter is for keeping away bears.

Said an elderly Kalasha woman, Jansabi, who has only one name: "Before it (the dancing) was very beautiful. Now everyone just runs around."

I love how this elderly woman just wants the damn kids to keep off her lawn. It's great.


More here & here & here & here (James Bond sounding music on this site.) & here.

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