ART & MUSIC
Spirit of the Rainforest
Wherever we travel we try to create music inspired by the tribe and environment and when we can we also record the music we discover. These recordings are of the Yawanawá tribe in the Amazon
This is the music we recorded in the Amazon Rainforest...
This is the music we performed in the Amazon Rainforest...
Contemporary composer Jake Thorpe composed a new piece of music inspired by one of the the Yawanawá's rainforest spirits Yuxi Yuve. Martha-Lilly Dyer performed this pieced of music for the first time in the Amazon rainforest of Brazil. Find out more about the music and how Jake Thorpe was inspired to create this on our blog.
"The Spirit of water, who lives in the depths of the great rivers of the Amazon rainforest is called Yuxi Yuve. She is a beautiful woman with long flowing hair, down which water cascades, forging a link connecting the Spirit with all the rivers and everything that is supported in and by the water. She is the Lady of the Waters and is a powerful spirit that looks after all the living things, plants, animals and fish that inhabit the river. She appears in visions to the Yawanawá when they have a ceremony that invokes her force in order to teach them about the spiritual forces that live in the water. She connects the world of the river to the tribe showing its importance to their life as part of nature."
Now it's your turn...
Encourage your children to make an exceptional piece of art inspired by the Amazon, something they will be proud of and they can exhibit at home on the wall or fridge door for years and to the world to bear witness to what we all stand to lose on the WorldGallery.online
This process will help to create a love for the subject and we hope the children will choose to tread gently on our planet as they grow older once they have a personal link to the Amazon, the Yawanawá tribe and the amazing rainforest.
Will they really want to eat chicken fed by soya grown on cut rainforest and beef raised on slash and burn land once they now it is destroying the home of Nixiwaka and his people and our climate?