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Ancient song

They paint their faces red for the occasion, and adorn themselves in various ways. As soon as the body has been placed in the hammock, masar tule strikes up a very ancient song describing the sould`s passage through the realm of death. This is extremely detailed, and it takes nearly twenty four hours to sing all the verses. When the masar tule begins to tire, one of his pupile or assistants takes over so that there shall be no break.