There are 22 familes living at Itacoatiara Mirim, a Baniwa Community around São Gabriel da Cachoeira town. To recover their traditions after leaving the original tribe, they built this "Maloca", also known as House of Knowledge.
"House of Knowledge is an area of transmission and learning of the traditional culture for those who do not know or forgot. It's to talk, tell stories of past, reliving the custom to eat together. A place to dance, make instruments, showing the young our culture" explained Mestre Luiz Laureano, community leader. "The House of Knowledge is also to receive relatives who come from the original tribe to share with us the stories of our family who were there. Is a school that will pass knowledge. "
São Gabriel da Cachoeira town, Amazonas, Brazil.
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