Nilamayé : Flowers of the Sun.

For the Baruya people of Papua New Guinea, the Tsimia is a large ceremonial house which represents and embodies the tribe. The pillar in the middle is called "grandfather", and the Tsimia, which is the house of men of all villages and lineages regardless of their clans, materialises their coming-together. On the top stand four or five pieces of shaven wood pointing towards the four compass points called “Nilamayé” meaning Flowers (mayé) of the Sun (Nil). For the Baruya, the Sun-God is the supernatural father of everyone regardless of their gender or social class. The sun is connected with everyone and bestows strength, energy and primordial fire to men.

Godelier, Maurice 1982. La production de Grands homes. Pouvoir et domination masculine chez les Baruya de Nouvelle-Guinée Paris: Fayard.


Nilamayé is a group of Afrocolombian music. Its repertoire derives from music related to sea and river water and is synonymous with life, joy and cultural blending. Through the soft exuberance of the voices, the warm velvet sounds of the chonta marimbas, the deep humming of the cununos and bombos, the brightness of the guasas and maracas and the rhythmic liveliness of the alegre drum, Nilmayé shares with the listeners the "contagious joy" of the Colombian peoples..  

Jaime Salazar

Jaime Salazar is a performer, researcher, anthropologist and also an all-round musician: singer, saxophonist and percussionist. He strives to enhance his art in its many forms. Teacher at the CRR of Grand Chalon, teaching adviser at the Philharmonie de Paris…

La Wey Segura

La Wey was born in Guapi Cauca in 1986 where he began his musical studies at the Guapi Cultural Centre with Hector Sanchez and Maria Mercedes Yung. He has played in different groups of guapireño music which have performed at the Petronio Alvarez music...

Alejandra Charry

Alejandra Charry comes from Colombia where she began studying music at the Candelaria Cultural Centre, Valle (Colombia). She pursued her career at the Antonio Maria Valencia Conservatory in Cali. In 2004 she moved to France to further her instrumental skills...

Margaux Delatour

Margaux Delatour began studying music by way of the classical piano but branched out rapidly to jazz and improvised music. She is the holder of a musicology degree at Université Lyon 2 and a university degree in peripatetic teaching (DUMI)...

Jorge Posada

The tambolero samario Jorge Posada began learning Atlantic coast percussion as a self-taught musician. Later between 1985 and 1987 he enrolled at the Art College of Santa Marta. With his knowledge and his musical sensitivity he joined the group…



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