Music from High-Xingu {Ocora}

Recorded between 1969 and 1977, these aboriginals musics from the Mato Grosso highlands (among the first historical protected reserves in Brasil), are mainly chamanic and ritual pieces, often accompanied by dances and masquerades. They are interpreted on wind instruments (horns, clarinet, gigantic flutes) and sometimes have magic attributes, sometimes an initiatory role or sometimes are considered as mere entertainment for night-long drinking parties. In each one of these in situ recordings, the pace is slow, the ululations and chants create a hypnotising and cheerful atmosphere, imposing and nonchalant at the same time.

- Listen to a few excerpts -
1992 / Ocora C 58002

1 comment:

beetor said...

I really like this one, thank you!