Traditional Music Of The World, Vol. 7: Ritual Music Of The Kayapã³-xikrin, Brazil

Various Artists

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Format: CD

Cat No: SFW40433

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Release Date:  01 January 1995

Label:  Smithsonian Folkways

Packaging Type:  Jewel Case

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  093074043325

Genres:  World Music  World Music  

  • Description

    The Xikrin villages of the Kayapó, located in the Brazilian Amazon, perform long and elaborate ceremonies to initiate their youth and to renew their relations with the natural world, with one another, and with spirits. Powerful choral music, performed by groups of men and women, characterizes the music of these communities. Xikrin music provides a strong community support for their continuing resistance to invasions and abuse of their traditional lands. These 1988 digital recordings include selections from several Xikrin ceremonies. Xikrin culture and mythology is presented by Brazilian specialists in a 76-page booklet. Royalties from this recording are directed to the Xikrin community Catate.