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Category Archives: Kené

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Animation Test Short


We are very excited to share this animation test short for Song of the Amazon! Song of the Amazon is a mind-expanding animated film we are creating to share the cosmology, visionary art, and wisdom of the Shipibo-Konibo people of the Peruvian Amazon.   Art, myth and story have always been powerful catalysts for change….

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Kené – Shipibo Vibrational Design


According to the cosmology of the Amazonian Shipibo-Konibo people, the primordial anaconda Ronin, brought the Universe into existence by singing a song that was depicted in the patterns of her skin. This conveys an understanding that existence is essentially comprised of vibrations, encapsulating the connection between the energetic and material worlds and expressing the link…

| Icaros | Kené | Nature Connection | Videos | Visionary Art |

Nature Connection & the Wisdom of Plants


Animated from paintings of Shipibo artist collective Barin Bababo.Video & Animation by Psicopompo Perro Negro. Translated to English by Song of the Amazon.   In this video, Maestro Curandero (Master Healer) Armando Cerrano Alvarez and Elmer Bima Inuma share knowledge on the Amazonian Shipibo-Konibo worldview.   The Shipibo recognize an inherent spirit and connectedness that…

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Icaro player


Painting by Reshin Bima, Icaro sung by Maestra Nihue Rama   “During the ceremony, the maestros see the music. The design or “kené” is music. The color and movement (of the designs) is music. To make a kené is like drawing the music.“ – Maestro Armando Cerrano Icaros (from icarai the word in the Quechua…

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Ronin Nima

“Ronin Nima” painting by Reshin Bima.   This painting depicts the energy of the primordial anaconda spirit known as Ronin and the Shipibo word meaning “to lift up” or “invoke” known as Nima. In Shipibo folklore, Ronin is the primordial anaconda who is the mother and guardian of the Rivers and the Rainbow— the cosmic…