Function, 精霊の儀式まで
The perpetration of The ceremony had been already started when I got there. At the beginning, they start making local alcohol called "7 days". As the name shows, it has to be fermented for 7 days.

儀式の準備は7days と呼ばれる酒を作り初めるところから始まるそうだ。名前の通り、7日間かけて作る。自分が到着した時には既にドラム缶に入った大量のエキスが発酵を始めていた。



This woman from country village was in charge of it.
田舎きら来たおばちゃんが酒担当。

She was also a good teacher for kids. I saw many times she scolding little boys.

このおばちゃんは子供のしつけ担当でもあり、言う事を聞かない子供をしばきあげていた。古き時代の日本もこんなおばちゃんがいたんでしょう。



Children were always sweet. In many African family, there were some little kids, so the family is generally busy.
Also, in many case, some freeloaders live in the family, so the family became even more crowded by them.

子供達はとても人懐っこくて可愛い。基本アフリカの家庭には子供が沢山いて、なにかと賑やか。しかも大抵の家庭には居候先的な輩がいてさらに一家族の密集度をあげている。



After few days, the time had been come. Many people started coming to the house. By the late afternoon, the living room was full of people.
The woman brought "7 days" in some cray pods, and the ceremony had been started.

こんな家庭で数日過ごし、いよいよ儀式当日、ぞくぞくと人が集まって来た。夕方にはリビングいっぱいの人が集まり、7日間発酵された7daysが振舞われ儀式が始まった。






As the sun went down, Mbira was started playing. We drunk alcohols and danced, and the ceremony became more and more fervent.

日が落ちるとンビラの演奏が始まり夜が更けるにつれて酒もまわって熱気がどんどん上がってゆく




People kept coming in. By the mid night, the ceremony became full of excitement. We danced like crazy even the women with babies.

さらに人は増え続け、真夜中には熱気は最高長に達しようとしていた。赤ん坊を背負ったかあちゃんも、赤ん坊をブンブン振り回しながら踊りまくる。



As the excitement reached to the peak, the Mbira master player, Garikayi was started changing his behavior. He stopped playing and talking uncertain way. He stood up and moved away to a room. After a while, he came back with a decorated hair ornament on his head. Seemed a spirit got into his body.

そして熱気が最高点に達した時、ムビラの達人ガリカエさんに異変が。ピタッとンビラを置いたと思ったらブツブツ言いながら部屋にはけて行ってしまった。しばらくして出てきたガリカエさんは頭に飾り物を付けている。どうやら精霊が乗り移ったらしい。




After some moment, another person had started shaking crazy and talking strange way.
From this point, the time of contact with spirit had been started. We, just guests or mbira players have no way to interrupt their conversation. The people who needed to talk have a chance to talk to the spirit now.
The old man of sponsor for this event was already drunk but in this time, he was very patient.

しばらくすると部屋にいた女性にも何かが乗り移ったらしく、酷く痙攣して何かを喋り始めた。ここからは儀式の依頼者でもある人達と精霊達とのプライベートな時間の始まり。今回依頼したおっちゃんはかなり酔っ払っていたが、この時ばかりはシャキッとして神妙にご先祖様からの言葉に聞きいっていた。


I gave up at 3am by drinking and dancing since late afternoon. I crashed in to the bed and slept like dead man.
This ceremony wouldn't be finished by next day and keep continuing.

自分は酒も入ってもみくちゃになりながら踊ったもんで、3時くらいにはギブアップ、気絶するように寝てしまった。それでもこの儀式はまだまだ続く




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