Hai Nai Hai

Marlui Miranda
IHU, Todos os Sons



1. Tchori Tchori (Índios Jaboti de Rondônia)
2. Pamé Daworo (Índios Jaboti de Rondônia)
3. Tche Nane (Índios Jaboti de Rondônia)
4. Ñaumu (Índios Yanomami de Roraima)
5. Awina - Ijain Je E' (Índios Pakaa Nova de Rondônia)
6. Araruna (Índios Parakanã do Pará)
7. Mena Barsáa (Índios Tukano do Amazonas)
8. Bep (Índios Kayapó do Pará)
9. Festa Da Flauta (Índios Nambikwara do Guaporé - MN)
10. Yny Maj Hyrynh (Índios Karitiana de Rondônia / José Pereira Karitiana)
11. Hirigo (Índios Tupari de Rondônia)
12. Wine Merewá (Índios Suruí de Rondônia)
13. Mekô Merewá (Índios Suruí de Rondônia)
14. Ju Parana (Índios Juruna do Mato Grosso do Norte)
15. Kworo Kango (Índios Kayapó do Pará)
16. Mito - Mitumji Iarén (Índios Suyá do Mato Grosso do Norte)
17. 15 Variações De Hai Nai Hai (Índios Nambikwara do Guaporé - MN)

Marlui Miranda: voice, indigenous recorders, percussion, Brazilian guitars, research
and others...
By Josef Woodard

With IHU, Todos os Sons ..., Brazilian singer and musicologist Marlui Miranda brings the world of the rainforest, the still-esoteric culture of the Brazilian Indians, into musical settings which could be called modern. But the term is deceptive: the reality of Brazil's indigenous peoples, even if cut off from the world of wires and info glut, is as real and "contemporary" to the touch as anything else extant in the late '90s. This is a fascinating project, celebrating music of organic, rootsy appeal from a country which is as much a crossroads as anywhere in the world. Miranda, who has composed music for various media and performed with Egberto Gismonti, Gilberto Gil and Milton Nascimento in addition to her many years of studying the indigenous Brazilian Indians, has brought together the native and urban cultures with a rare degree of success. The album, supplemented by guest appearances by Gil, Uakti, keyboardist Bugge Wesseltoft and others, has native chants and songs as a foundation, arranged with an eclectic sensibility.

The album starts with the festive fire of "Tchori Tchori," from the Jaboti Indians, and closes with the fairly epic, 13 minute piece "15 Variacoes de Hai Nai Hai," based on festival rituals of the Nambikwara Indians. "Ihu" translates to a broad definition of the word "sound" from the Kamayura Indians, referring to the fabric of being. To this end, Miranda has created a respectful tapestry that is modern in more ways than one.
This extraordinary CD is everything the other reviewers had noted but more. The arrangements are all varied and invocative of other musical idioms while remaining Amazonian at its heart: Steve Reich's pulses, Terry Riley's syncopations, Mississippi blues, Navajo slow dances, Aleut mouth music, tropical forest ambiance and bird sounds, Bulgarian women's chorus. Each bend of the river provides surprises of new sounds, feelings, rhythms, patterns. Neither ethnographic field recordings nor cheesy pop tropical impressions, Miranda's music captures the wide scope of the native populations. And as the CD progresses, we feel going deeper into the land, farther away from urban influences. In short, this recording is magical, modern in its inventiveness yet ancient, and important both for preserving the spirit of the native peoples but also for ourselves. This recording will refreshen your life.
~Dr. Debra Jan Bibel "World Music Explorer"

Marlui Miranda nascimento 12/10/1949

Marlui Miranda, singer, composer and researcher recognized for performing, disseminating and valorizing the culture and music of indigenous peoples in Brazil. Award from the German Academy of Critics (SchallplattenKritik) for her CD IHU, Todos os Sons (1996); Chico Mendes Environment Awards from the Environment Ministry (2005); and the Education and Culture Ministry's Order of Cultural Merit (2002). Marlui Miranda directs the IHU Association for Indigenous Music and Art, a private non-profit organization. She has performed and recorded with leading figures in Brazilian music such as Egberto Gismonti, Gilberto Gil, Nana Vasconcellos, Rodolfo Stroeter, and for sessions and tours with Jack DeJohnette and John Surman. Work for films and documentaries: ...
 this is one of these very very rare records get it, grab it, keep it...
Hai Nai Hai


Anonymous said...

I happen to have Ihu since 15 years and all I can say thanks Marlui for exposing -and this was my initial drive for some further explorations in the hermetic cultures of the Ama-i-zonian territories (and Mi for prese(rv)nting here)
pure gold...

Miguel said...

Oh, you win again, I got it some ten years ago...

my nugget :)