Posts Tagged ‘jungle’

THE MUSIC OF THE MBYÁ GUARANÍ Part I: Luthiers of the Forest

THE MUSIC OF THE MBYÁ GUARANÍ Part I:  Luthiers of the Forest

Multimedia story and video.

Once a nomadic forest people, the Mbyá Guaraní of northern Argentina were forced to settle onto Jesuit “reductions” during the 17′th century to escape the slave trade. There they were introduced not only to Christianity, but to Western music and instruments from the Baroque period. As gifted craftspeople and musicians, the Guaraní quickly learned how to play and build their own instruments. When the Jesuits were eventually expelled from the continent, the Guaraní returned to the forest with their new instruments, songs and culture in tow.


Mbyá Guaraní Photo Gallery and Slideshow

Mbyá Guaraní Photo Gallery and Slideshow

Photos of the Mbyá Guarani, their music and art.


Forest Song Single-Shot Take

Forest Song Single-Shot Take

This is a single-shot take of Mbyá Guaraní music recorded in Aldea Katupyry (San Ignacio, Misiones, Argentina) with voiceover by chief Arturo Duarte speaking about the role of nature and music in the Mbyá community. For more on the music of the Mbyá Guarani, please visit the project page.   Forest Song from Jason Rothe […]


NEI KATU JAJEROJY Single-Shot Take

NEI KATU JAJEROJY Single-Shot Take

Single-shot video of the “band” of Katu-Pyry down by the river Cazador in San Ignacio, Misiones.  To find out more about the music of the Mbyá Guarani, please visit the project page.     NEI KATU JAJEROJY One Shot, Down by the River from Jason Rothe on Vimeo.


Rainforest Warriors

Rainforest Warriors

I’m pleased to announce that some of my photos (not the cover) from Suriname will be included in a new book by Richard Price – Rainforest Warriors: Human Rights on Trial.  This is an important book on an important subject – the fight by Suriname’s Saramaka maroons for the rights to their own piece of […]