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.”
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Johnny’s has chosen the Music Theme for next week: “THE DRIVE”
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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

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 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
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MARVELOUS MADELINE: ♪Shadowside – Music Theme
JOHNNY: Johnny
LISA OF THE LIGHT: Music Theme – Shadowside
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Plight of the Awá

World-famous Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado and Vanity Fair magazine have joined forces to publicize the plight of the Awá.

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PHOTOS The Awá Indians in Brazil’s Eastern Amazon