Soft chants echoed through the air, guiding their way into the forest. As the sun began to set somewhere in the distance, its deep orange hue forced its way through each crack in the trees. A sense of calm washed over them as they neared their destination. The person leaving this sanctuary would be different to the one that entered. Healing was just a few steps away...
The music community in Perú have rallied together to start Behuá Icára, a campaign to support the Shipibo Conibo Xetebo people, a group of native Amazonian communities who are urgently in need of aid during Covid-19. Communities like the Shipibo-Conibo - who are the guardians of Ayahuasca wisdom, unique culture, language and artistic tradition - have been overwhelmingly effected by the pandemic, and are amongst groups who have historically been the last to receive support from the government.
Behuá Icára, which is made of a group of electronic music collectives from Lima, have taken it upon themselves to step up and help these communities by bringing together artists from Perú, Latin America, and other countries and regions around the world, including Lila Tirando a Violeta, CAO, Capa de Cobre, Harmonious Thelonious and Dengue Dengue Dengue.
All funds raised will go directly to the Shipibo-Conibo Xetebo organisation, Coshikox and Shipibo Conibo leaders.
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