Uakti — The “Shadowside” of Music Themes

The Music Theme SHADOWSIDE was chosen by Madeline for this week.
Shadowside – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia “Shadowside is a heavy metal band with female vocals from Brazil drawing from influences of Thrash and Hard Rock.”
Johnny’s has chosen the Music Theme for next week: “THE DRIVE”
As there is always something unsaid, some mystery, with each of the theme choices and with the music participants use to follow in the various themes, as well as the hidden and sometimes unknown stories behind the music itself and the musicians, I thought I would post only one selection this week. To represent that unknowable background of which we only see the polished surface.  I have selected another Brazilian group, Uakti, whose music carries the shadowy mystery of Amazonia .

Uakti “… is a mythical musician described by the Tucano people of the Alto Rio Negro region of the Amazon. According to the legend, the creature had holes in his body such that they would produce sound when he ran or the wind blew through him.[1] This music (was so beautiful the sounds) seduced the women of the tribe and so the other men burned and buried his body. The myth holds that out of Uakti’s remains grew the palm trees from which the Tukanos’ flutes are made. The women of the Tukano Indians are thus not allowed to play flutes.

The Brazilian instrumental group Uakti takes its name from this myth.”  Uakti (myth) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


 Tiquiê River / Japurá River — Uakti
13min 41sec.
Sesc em São Paulo

“O grupo instrumental mais original do país está de volta apresentando seu arsenal de instrumentos de sons mágicos no espetáculo “Uakti 4 Tempos”, que propõe uma síntese dos quatro últimos trabalhos do grupo. Com Artur Andrés (flautas); Paulo Santos (percussão); Décio Ramos (percussão); Josefina Cerqueira (percussão) e Regina Amaral (piano e teclado)”.Sesc em São Paulo
JOHNNY: Johnny
LISA OF THE LIGHT: Music Theme – Shadowside


As the crows
And I
Sit atop
My favorite
Thorn tree
Watching the
Light change
The shadows
Dance I
Think of you
And gossip
With my
They know
You better
Than I am able
To remember
They speak
To me
The language
Of laughter
When the
Wise ones
Fly east
Seeking roost
I remain alone
Among thorns
In forgetfulness
Bear … 04.22.2015

Morning Light

The sun must rise
Just up the road
Though night still
Lingers here.
By what means
Travel to a shining
Myth of morning
Light and vistas
Beyond shadowed recall?
Bear … 04.22.2015

Heading Out ⓒBearspawprint2015  04.14.2015

Heading Out ⓒBearspawprint2015 04.14.2015