UK: Shamans from Amazon on unique music tour

May 25, 2006

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For the first time, a group of Mehinaku shaman musicians from the Brazilian Amazon will tour the UK. They will perform with the renowned Brazilian singer and composer, Marlui Miranda, and British musicians. The tour marks the launch of  a specially composed album of music called 'Neuneneu' which means 'human plurality' in the Mehinaku language.

Shamanism, chanting and music play an important part in the Mehinaku's culture and rituals. They live in the Xingu Park in central Brazil which is home to 14 tribes. They number little over 200 and live in large communal houses. Fishing and agriculture are central to the economies of all the Xingu peoples.

For more information on the tour and venues please click here
To hear samples from the album 'Neuneneu' click here

Brazilian Indigenous People