- Record Label
- Selva Discos / Optimo
About this item
Selva Discos kick off a new series of singles with a rare native Brazilian chant adapted by Marlui Miranda backed with a dancefloor friendly Joutro Mundo mix The indigenous cause is an urgent one not only in terms of territory but also when it comes to the preservation of the vast native Brazilian culture and Brazilian singer-songwriter Marlui Miranda has been dedicating herself for almost four decades to keep their music alive (she's a doctorate on native Brazilian music, so you know).
In 1995, Marlui released the album "Ihu: Todos os Sons", a collection of native Brazilian chants she gathered in her field researches and released only in CD through two small labels (one in the US, the other in Brazil). This research started in 1986, funded by the John Simmon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and it investigated the sounds of different tribes in the Rondônia state, northern Brazil, namely the Suruí, the Makuarap, the Aruá, the Tupari and the Jaboti tribes - the latter being the one identified with the "Tchori Tchori" chant, which praises a bird called biguá.
The haunting, beautiful melody of "Tchori Tchori" couldn't get a better companion than the exquisite musical palette of Uakti, one of Brazil's greatest instrumental groups, known for creating their own instruments (you've heard them before in Selva Discos alongside Maria Rita). That's what the listener gets on the A side of this release - the deep sound frequencies of a 45RPM cut, fully remastered, of a song never put on a vinyl record before.
1 - 1 Marlui Miranda Tchori Tchori 00:03:29
1 - 2 Marlui Miranda Tchori Tchori (Joutro Mundo) 00:08:15