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Saturday, November 07, 2009

Some ongoing documentary work by my friend Ryan Wylie. Quite simply, my favorite songs....

Spirit Songs: A Musical Taxonomy of the Amazon
"Shamans receive their healing powers during ceremonies -- when the spirits of the plants communicate with them through sacred songs known as icaros. Every life form in the Amazon has a song and their melodies are believed to possess healing powers. Icaros have been described as the quintessence of shamanic power and the number of icaros a shaman knows is the measure of his power. For more on this work-in-progress:"

Amazonian shaman, Cesar Panduro, shares a song