Uakti — “Shadowside” — 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
MARVELOUS MADELINE: ♪Shadowside – Music Theme
JOHNNY: Johnny
LISA OF THE LIGHT: Music Theme – Shadowside

19 comments on “Uakti — “Shadowside” — Music Themes

  1. […] visit:   Bear     Lisa     Johnny     Willow    […]

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  2. 1EarthUnited says:

    I believe you have distilled this theme quite effectively, fascinating folklore and music! How are you being, Bear? Thank you for all that you are. ❤


  3. Oh how I wish I could have listened to this, but sadly for some reason I haven’t able to get sound on anything like this for some time, and I’m not sure why. I’m not smart enough to know how to fix it either. Maybe next time my granddaughter comes she can help me with it. Hugs, N 🙂 ❤

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    • I am sorry you are missing out. It really is a beautiful performance.

      Do you have external speakers … ones that plug into your computer? Maybe they have gotten bumped loose a little bit? Also there is a key for audio on the keyboard, that sometimes gets accidentally turned off. I hope it is something simple like that … which has happened to me. Barring that, there is an audio CD named AGUAS DE AMAZONIA by Phillip Glass performed by Uakti ℗ 1999 Universal International Music B.V. which you can play on another player. It is about an hour long, and has a song, including these two, for each of (I think it is twelve) rivers in Amazonia. A public library might have it, if purchasing is too expensive. The whole hour is actually a collaboration with Philip Glass. Uakti uses a lot of unique instruments that they created themselves, as well as their original compositions.

      When I had the means of playing music in my vehicle, this album was my favorite long car trip music. It truly feels like traveling on immense rivers of water.

      Please let me know if you are able to find a way to hear this amazing music. Hugs for you Sweet Natalie

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  4. […] be a stalker. 🙂 Visit Bear   Lisa   Maddie   Willow Next week’s theme will be “The […]

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  5. Lisa says:

    This is so interesting. We took the same message and explained it two separate ways. I LOVE it when I’m on the same page as you. ❤

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  6. Ada says:

    Wow ! Thank you for sharing this.

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