15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Music to bring joy

Walak and Chico ,from the Yawalapiti ethnic group, in the Alto Xingu, are playing the traditional flute,which is only played by during the Kuarup, the ceremony of the dead, in order to bring happiness to the village, and in honor of the people that have died.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2017
Date Uploaded: 05.2017
Photo Location: Yawalapiti community. Xingu National Park, Brazil
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
Copyright: © Olivier Boëls