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Interpreting the Song and Dance, 'Tarvarnauramken'

May 22, 2020

Earlier this month, KYUK produced a video in collaboration with the musical group Pamyua. We asked people to submit videos of themselves dancing to a specific song called "Tarvarnauramken," also known as the Blessing or Purification Song, while social distancing. We then edited the videos together into one cohesive dance. On this episode of Coffee@KYUK, we welcome one of the founders of Pamyua, Phillip Blanchett, and humanities professor, Yup’ik Tradition Bearer, and Phillip’s mother, Marie Meade. Both Phillip and Marie are featured in this video.