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Tres Cuentos Podcast

50 EpisodesProduced by Carolina Quiroga-StultzWebsite

A bilingual storytelling podcast, dedicated to the traditional narratives of Latin America. Tres Cuentos explores the myths, legends and folktales told all across the Hispanic, Indigenous and Afro-Latin American world.This year Tres Cuentos is supported in part by a grant from the National Associati… read more


14- Myths of Creation - When the Night Escaped - Kayapo/Brazil/Yoruba

"Three very curios servants will disobey the given orders and will let the night escape and with it, all the things will be lost but one woman will know how to bring order to the recent chaos. In the afterword, we explore the current situation of the indigenous people in the Brazilian Amazon. Last, we conclude the program with an Afro-Brazilian myth rooted in the Yoruba tradition." -
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(1)  Book: Legends, myths, stories and other Kayapo tales of the Amazon Rain Forest. Presented by Nahuel Sugobono. Published by Longseller.

(2)  PDF book: Leyendas de la Amazonia by Ana Maria Gomez Platero and Victoria Palma Ehrichs. 

(3)  Book: Warrior, gods and spirits of Central and South America text by Tomas Gifford. Published by Ediciones Generales Anaya.

(4)  Book: Mitología Americana Mitos y leyendas del Nuevo Mundo Edición de Samuel Feijóo. Biblioteca de Cuentos Populares Ediciones Siruela

(5)  Book: How the night came from the sea by Mary-Joan Gerson. Published by Little, Brown US.

(6)  Article: Los Desheredados Indígenas de Brasil. Survival International.

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