Raoni’s Visit


1:41 min. - The first stop on the Kayapos' trip is Mani-utenam, at the Innu Nikamu festival.


Narrator - Raoni, Patni, Takrakudja, and Tedje believe in traditional dancing and singing, and they’re more than happy to participate in Innu Nikamu. Why not take advantage of this popular musical festival to show the Innus how the Kayapos would paint their bodies as a sign of joy upon meeting other Indians.
There’s an aspect of Raoni which amazes everyone, an aspect which helped forging his international celebrity, it’s of course his botoque, a balsamic-like platter that the Kayapo leader wears inside his lower lip. In the Amazon a botoque is a proof of courage, targeted to scare off the enemies.

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