THE SHIPIBO CONIBO TRIBE
The Shipibo are one of the largest ethnic groups in the Peruvian Amazon.
They are located along the Ucayali River in the Amazonian rainforest.
This tribe has more or less maintained their tribal identity and still practice their shamanic traditions and beliefs.
One of which is the Ayahuasca ceremony.
Ayahuasca is a shamanic medicine hallucinogen made by native plants from the Amazonian rainforest.
A shaman will transform the visuals into sound, the Icaros songs,
which the female artists will translate in the geometric patterns and designs called: Kené.
Traditionally, icaros may come to a shaman during a ceremony,
be passed down from previous lineages of healers, or come to a shaman during a 'dieta'
where plant spirits are believed to teach icaros to the shaman directly.
Due to the complexity of certain performance techniques,
it may take many years to learn certain icaros, and experienced shamans may be able to recite hundreds of them.
You can watch and listening a beautiful icaro click on the video below on the left.