On the Indonesian island of Sulawesi lives the fascinating people of Toraja. For them, death is more important than life. The magic and the sacrifice mark the beginning of their mystic walk that leads them toward their final goal, Puya. The funeral is the most important part of it all.
The video shows a real old Torajan funeral and at the end of the song one can see and listen to two women of the ‘Are’Are people (Solomon Islands) singing the ‘Aamamata,’ or funeral hymn, song only sung by the women of that tribe to their dead family members.
Enjoy your own trip to Puya!
Video by Tuco Martin Shoot&Roll
Torajan proverb and tranlation by Sima Batara