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Tobacco Rapé Ceremony + Huni Kuin Blessing

  • Golden Drum 97 Green Street, G1 Brooklyn, NY, 11222 United States (map)

The Huni Kuin people from ACRE in Brazilian Amazon arrive in New York to share their culture with the American people. In this 2 hours Yawa Bane Huni Kuin and Yubi Huni Kuin will share thier traditional songs and medicine.  

Suggested donation: $40, no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Space is limited!




Yawa Bane is the son of a traditional chief from the Huni Kuin and advocate for the ecological heritage of his people’s native lands both domestically and internationally. Born on the Jordan River Kaxinawá Reserve, in the state of Acre, Brazil, Bane and his brother Fabiano were sent from their villages to sao paulo and rio de janeiro, in Brazil at a young age by their father to learn new knowledge of the world from the outside of the forest and represent their people in tradition, heritage and politics. Since then he completed his University studies, learned to speak portuguese fluently. And has been a representant from Huni Kuin people all over the globe.


Yuni Huni Kuin from the Hunikuin people of Acre, Brazil. He is an Indigenous Agroflorestal Agent and Indigenous filmmaker. José has participated in indigenous film festivals in the United States, Germany, Mexico and Bolivia and his films have won the the following awards: ForumDoc Documentary Festival of Belo Horizonte -Brazil (2006); Tatu de Oro -Bahia Film Festival (2008); Tatu Plata -Bahia Film Festival (2009). He was Secretary of AMAAIAC (Association Movement of Indigenous Agroforestry Agentsof Acre) from 2002 to 2008 and Advisor for Indigenous Affairs with the Government of the State of Acre from 2011 until 2019.