The meaning of the name

MAWACA reveals in its name the essence of its work. According to the Hausa traditions of northern Nigeria the “mawaka” (xaman-singers) reach out to the magical power of chanting to attract the power of spirits. Through a strong musical performance, MAWACA reveals the alchemical element responsible for that which makes an ancient song extremely appealing to contemporary ears.

THE MEANING OF THE NAME

According to the Hausa tradition the name MAWAKA means SINGERS who appeal to the magic power of the chanted word to attract the power of the spirits.

It is SACRED CHANT, THE BREATH, THE DOOR FOR THE POEM in Japanese language.
For the Mehinaku people from Xingu (Amazon), it means MESSENGER BETWEEN THE TRIBES.
MAWACA for the Suruí people from Rondônia is known as the MOVEMENT TO ANOTHER PLACE.

It seems that all those meanings have something related with the group’s music and songs.
MAWACA for the Suruí people from Rondônia is known as the MOVEMENT TO ANOTHER PLACE.