Joyful artist. Female force voice. Bearer of the Yawaraní lineage.
Guardian and musician of sacred ceremony space.
My name is Paka Shahu and I am the daughter of Pekã Rasu and Yawa Vari. Like many members of my family and all my sisters, I was naturally introduced to and taught the knowledge of my tribe, the Yawanawá.
I learned from my parents and from personal experience in other villages how to hold space with my music in ceremonies. Accompanying my father it’s creating a very special connection between medicine work and the lineage of my family.
On last year's journey around Europe, I was already sharing my profound, strong, and beautiful voice, my presence at the altar, my female force, and my joyful way of life.
I live with my husband and our little daughter, spending most of my time with my family in Yawaraní village supporting and studying at the Pekã Rasu center, channeling through the teachings and my humbleness the forces of the forest.
I am an experienced artist of the paintings of the Yawanawá, Kênes (paint or sacred visions) manifesting it in intricate face or body paintings and traditional jewellery.