Ukumbi: A Song to Make Manioc Grow
"Ukumbi: A Song to Make Manioc Grow."
This Pastaza Quichua song is usually sung when the singer is alone in her manioc gardens. The purpose is to attract the ukumbi or to make it friendly so that it will cause the manioc to grow. The ukumbi or rainbow boa is associated with the manioc mother Nunguli (Quichua) or Nunghui (in Shuar).
Cite video as:
Tod D. Swanson, "Ukumbi: A Song to Make Manioc Grow." 4Youtube video. 2:56. January 26, 2014.