Various Artists

Ritual Music of the Kayapo-Xikrin Brazil

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The Xikrin are a subgroup of the relatively large rainforest people, the KayapĆ³, unknown to the outside world in the 1950s and now sophisticated political operators in defence of their way of life. Like other Native American groups, their music -- much of it involving powerful choral singing -- is in the service of a wider spiritual esthetic involving dance and visual arts. This sampling of lengthy extracts from various Xikrin ceremonies is supported by an extremely thorough 76-page booklet.

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time
1
15:36
2
6:54
3
10:14
4
4:49
5
2:13
6
7:38
7
3:30
8
9:47
9
7:16
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