(from the article `Native American music`) ...a man`s lineage. The song texts recount the attributes and powers of a specific lineage and its sacred history. The most distinctive Mapuche ... ...are widespread throughout the Americas; they usually accompany ceremonial dances or shamanic rituals. The Mapuche people of Argentina make a ......
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Sacred drum of the Mapuche people in Argentina and Chile. Made of bark and animal skin with small sacred objects inside to rattle. It is played by a Shaman or "Machi" (usually female).
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