I’ve posted before about the oil spill in the Euadorian Amazon rainforest and the struggles of the local communities.
This is a sacred Shuar song about the Jaguar. Hilario and Miguel Chiriap (who belong to the Shuar nation) sing while footage of the rainforest and data about the damage produced by the oil companies are shown.
This song is very dear to me. Not only because of the the struggles of the Shuar Nation (and all other indigenous groups in Latin America) but because Hilario is like family to me. He is one polarizing and polemic figure among Shuar leaders and also one of the most brilliant and intelligent speakers I’ve ever met. And when he sings, when he is sitting there with his instruments, in the middle of a ceremonial circle, he brings us all back home.
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