Every year deep in the Amazon rainforest of Brazil, the Yawanawa open their doors to foreign visitors and gather for five days in celebration of their freedom; to sing to the spirit and cultural ancestry of their people.
Theirs is a story of great sorrow, but also of resistance, empowerment and of a cultural renaissance that shines bright above the threats their people have faced by colonization, evangelism and the modern world.
For days and nights the Yawanawa dance and sing, recalling the ways of their elders and partaking in their once forbid plant medicine rituals. They gather around the fire to call upon the wisdom of their elders, of Uni/Ayahuasca -their most sacred plant medicine, and of Rume snuff made of tobacco and ashes collected from the bark of the Tsunu trees.
This downloadable album takes you to the village of Nova Esperanca where these recordings took place live, under the canopy of the Amazonian rainforest where the songs of a free people echo in the endless starry night.
50% of sales benefit INDIGENOUS CELEBRATION. IC's mission is:
"To facilitate the transfer of wisdom between indigenous peoples and the modern world through a celebration of culture, while empowering indigenous peoples to thrive as natural guardians of the environment."
For more info visit: www.IndigenousCelebration.com