Mamazonia : Odes to the Forest - Vol​.​1

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Sometimes it takes something as tragic and catastrophic as photos of the majestic, beautiful Amazon on fire to shock the world into action.

Like many we have all been asking ourselves, what can we do? What difference can any of us make up against a government in bed with some of the country’s most powerful businessmen, set on destroying one of the most incredible, biodiverse and important natural wonders on our planet for greed, quick money and self-interest?

In collaboration with Shika-Shika & Tropical Twista Records, this compilation is our way, as artists, of honouring and supporting those who are the brave guardians of the Amazon.

With the help of our friends in Brazil we have identified two organisations working with indigenous communities, the front line defenders of the Amazon. All the proceeds from these two compilations will go to:

www.kaninde.org.br/lista-projetos/

iieb.org.br/projetos-e-programa…/povos-indigenas-2/

A compilation isn’t going to solve a challenge of this magnitude and this is a short-term action. May this tragic moment be a rallying call for us all. Igniting a global awakening.

Through our musical expression may we embrace it's potential to embody a spirit of caring attention to the present moment, to instil a sense of responsibility within one and all to the health and prosperity of this planet we call home.

༄ Odes to the Forest
windings of ancestral rivers,
mother serpent of the earth,
endless cycles nourishing,
myriads of beings flourishing.
Sky and earth in canopies uniting,
irresistibly sprouting.
Precious buds and sweaty leaves,
deep secrets of fertility and life
Spawning, Thriving, Healing

Artwork by Lua Kali and Stella Ismene

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released September 17, 2019

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VOODOOHOP is an outlandish art collective born from a series of underground parties. Djs, performers, dancers and visual artists together create a multi sensory tropical cabaret. Brasilian traditional heritage mix with ritualistic performance. Nomadic in nature, the collective transforms spaces from abandoned buildings to natural hideaways. Always experimenting Voodoohop is in constant flux. ... more

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