AYAHUASQUEROS
Recordings from the Amazon, Peru 2012

In their visions, ayahuasca shamans say they see the essences that animate living beings, the first property of which is to emit melodies. These essences are considered powerful beings, and ayahuasqueros learn their melodies by singing along. Singing like powerful beings, they learn to see like them, and this gives them knowledge. The melodies that shamans bring back from their visions are called "icaros"; they help navigate the space of ayahuasca consciousness, and can also serve as lifelines when overwhelmed by visions.

FILM BY STEPHAN CRASNEANSCKI

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY David Duponchel

EDITED AND SPECIAL EFFECTS BY Teresa Pereira

VOICE AND TEXT BY Jeremy Narby

In collaboration with Francisco Lopez
Featuring Victor Nieto and Ushamano Walter Martinez

A program proposed by Frank Smith

In collaboration with Virginie Luc

Mixed by Dug Winningham
Avec la participation de RTS - Radio Télévision Suisse
Special Thanks: Victor Nieto, Gaël Klein, David Duponchel

Images © Stephan Crasneanscki

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