As with most indigenous groups located in the Northeast, toré is an important ritual practice, capable of marking internal differences, projecting the groups in contact situations. In the case of Potiguara (Baia da Traiçao, Paraiba, Brazil), toré is usually performed during the celebrations of Indian Day (April 19), being thought of as a "sacred ritual" that celebrates the friendship between the different villages, enhancing the sense of group and nation. It is a dance that is the very perception and representation of the collective tradition, therefore, an essential element for them to think while possessing a common history.The toré opens with the speech of the chief stating the importance of this ritual tradition. Then everyone gets to his knees and head down doing a silent prayer (praying the Our Father Christian), this time people are positioned in three circles: the smallest in the center are the "players" and the bass drum and bagpipe that "pulls the song", the next circle, slightly larger, are children and adolescents participating in the dance, and the third, the largest all, the Indians (men and women), or not dressed with costumes Toré, participate in dance singing, dancing and playing the maraca. The chief generally remains between the circles, as the "village chiefs" are now in the third round, now follow the "general chief," all with maracas in hand, singing and dancing, always in clockwise circular motions. At the touch of harmonica, begins the Toré, that while "a line" opens with the song "calling caboclos and the owner of the house to its obligations" and closed with the singing of Guarapirá on the beach. After the toré quits, even in the same position, participants dance coco-de-roda, only that the circles are magnified to the extent that people who were not the garments themselves toré also participate in the coco-de-roda . Photos: Adrovando Claro.
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