ÎANÄWA (Aiyana and Uttama).
This concert is a musical project that combines songs of medicine and prayers from all over the world in a colorful journey through the sounds. This music invites us to celebrate life and reflects the wisdom of our ancestors. Aiyana and Uttama will weave a bridge from sounds that will take us to ancient spaces full of respect for Nature, the Elements, and the Life around us.
Aiyana. Was born in Lithuania 11 years ago she left her country to travel and explore different cultures and traditions of the world. Eight years ago she came to Mexico, where she found a deep resonance with the local ways of praying. Medicine Songs, Sweat Lodges, Moon Dance, and other ceremonies brought her deep insights, so she devoted her time to studying with local elders, healers of different traditions, and working with plants of medicine.
Uttama. Was born in Mexico, although part of his family is from Colombia. He is following the Red Path and is studying plant medicine.
He devotes his whole life to music and healing through sound. He composed hundreds of medicine songs and collaborated for many years with senior taitas (healers) from the Ayahuasca tradition, playing the drums, singing at the Sundance Ceremonies, and learning their traditions.
The couple dedicates full time to the service with ceremonies and retreats with their medicine plants, sweatlodge, medicine gatherings, and festivals. Working and supporting elders of different traditions in Amazon and Mexico, they carry an altar of prayer to the Water which weaves a bridge of honor and respect to the ancient ways.