Shaneihu Yawanawa is the tribal leader of the Yawarani village in the region of Acre, deep in the Brazilian Amazon rainforest. While spending time there last year exploring plant medicine, indigenous wisdom and recording plant frequencies, I recorded this interview with Shaneihu where we discuss the relationship between people and plants.
We begin with a frequency recording of the sacred Ceiba pentandra, a tree known to the Yawanawa people as Samauma. We leave you with a recording from Shaneihu’s album, this track is called Ui Paire and the album Kanaro is available on Spotify.
Wild Alchemy Lab has also collaborated with artist Ventralisgolden to create a t-shirt design that pays homage to Ayahuasca, known as Uni to the Yawanawa. 100% of profits go directly to Yawarani village who have been impacted by Covid-19 depriving them of income and causing a lack of basic supplies and medical aid. Shaneihu intends to use these proceeds to buy emergency goods for his and neighbouring villages, to create a sustainable future by planting crops for communal use. Head over to Everpress and look for Spirit Vine.
Download and print Spirit Vine colouring-in posters for an embodied listening experience at wildalchemylab.com/radio