INVESTIGATION

Washe since its inception, has worked in the rescue and repositioning of the ancestral traditions of the indigenous peoples of Venezuela.

This research has been endorsed by a series of recognized anthropologists, ethnomusicologists, writers, photographers, foundations, ministries and musicians in the academic area who support the work and contribution developed, as well as the experience experienced with the same indigenous communities in Venezuela.

Photo: Chuo, Mapoyo speaker. Marie-Claude Mattei and Carlos Conde (Washe)

These experiences already cover a large part of the Venezuelan territory, working from the east of the country with the “Pemón” community, to the northwest with the “Wayuu, Yukpa and Barí” and to the south of Venezuela with a series of indigenous peoples such as: Piaroa ( Wotjuja), Ye´kuana (Makiritare), Mapoyo (Wanai), Warekena, Kurripaco, Jiwi, among others. The result: a new vision of the ancient Venezuelan sounds and the rescue of cultural wealth.

All these ancestral traditions are amalgamated with visual elements, the picturesqueness of the original instruments and current audio techniques that set the sound episodes.

Uniting these worlds, between the original and the technological, it is possible to transmit sensory experiences close to the ancestral essence of our Venezuelan indigenous peoples.