An evening gathering & cultural sharing with the Yawanawa
Come and join us for this super special evening of cultural sharing of the Yawanawá tribe, who live deep in the Amazon of Brazil. We are very excited to invite you to this rare gathering of not only Matsini, the chief and paje of Mutum, but also his wife and two of his 14 children.
Having lived in the Amazon since ancient times their songs and stories will carry us through different dimensions, opening our heart, and helping us to remember who we truly are as human beings living on this beautiful planet.
Sharing wisdom with us that has long been forgotten the Floresta Association is super excited to invite you to this special evening of sharings, teachings, dancing, and story telling.
Matsini, the Casique of Aldeia Mutum, grew up in Mutum, studying with his teacher Tata from childhood til a few years ago when Tata passed away.
He became a Pajé around the age of 18 and has been deepening his studies ever since, constantly doing diets to strengthen his connection with the Uni and the Yawanawa prayers and traditions.
His sisters are the first female Pajé’s of the Yawanawa tribe, Hushahu, Putany, & Waxy, and also study in Mutum. All his children study with him deeply and carry the Yawanawa prayers with them in the most beautiful ways.
His son Kuru is 16 and will become a Pajé soon, and continue in his father's path in Mutum with their family.
Matsini works year round with groups dieting in Mutum, sharing his prayers and traditions with a few close students, and is focused on NGO work with Floresta Association, a non-profit for Matsini and the village of Mutum, which aims to create sustainability in Mutum and the Amazon now and for many future generations.
The Yawanawa live in Brazil, in the state of Acre, in the western Brazilian Amazon. There are over 900 Yawanawá, living in 8 tribal villages. The name Yawanawá translates as ‘The People of the Wild Boar’.
Thursday July 11th, 6-9pm
WHO ARE THE YAWANAWA?
The Yawanawa are an indigenous tribe that have been living in the Amazon Rainforest since the beginning of time. It’s their home yet they don’t see themselves as the owners of the land. They are the care takers. The guardians.
Living sustainably and in harmony with nature, they've been nomads for centuries.
After the first contact with the white people this changed and hey started to settle. Now they need support to live a self sustaining life again.
The culture of the Yawanawa is so rich and precious that it is of extreme importance to preserve their heritage and share it with the world.