Yanomami ‎– Hekura - Yanomamo Shamanism From Southern Venezuela

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Label:Quartz Publications

Country:UK

Used LP 1980

Disc:VG+ (good shape)

Jacket:VG+ (light minor wear/wrinkle on edge, totally good condition)

The Yanomami tribe is distributed near the border between Brazil and Venezuela, where various rituals are said to exist, such as roasting the ashes of the dead into powder and inviting neighboring villages to a grand feast. This piece is a record of the rituals of the Yanomami, a tribe of shamans who live in the south of Venezuela. Side A contains a trance ritual with six shamans surrounded by a sick person with a hallucinogen called "Ebene", and side B records a long shaman chant. There are no musical instruments played, but the sheer intensity of their performance is heart-breaking. An extremely valuable work that is truly avant-garde.

死者の骨灰を粉にして煎じたり近隣の村々を招待して盛大な宴会をするなど様々な儀式が存在すると言われるブラジルとヴェネズエラの国境付近に分布するヤノマミ族。こちらはそのヤノマミ族でもヴェネズエラの南に分布するシャーマンの儀式を中心に録音した一枚。A面は病人を囲んで6人のシャーマンがエベンと呼ばれる幻覚剤でトランス状態の儀式の様子、B面はシャーマンの長いチャントの模様を収録。楽器等の演奏はないですが彼らの鬼気迫る様子は心を揺さぶられます。正にアヴァンギャルド極まりない貴重な作品。

A sample 1

A sample 2

A sample 3

B sample 1

B sample 2