Icaros – Healing songs of the shamans

In This Article:

  • Icaros
  • Recordings
Traditional Shipibo embroidery depicting Icaros

Icaros are the songs sung by the shamans during an Ayahuasca ceremony. The icaros are used for many purposes by the shamans but generally they are used to work with and direct the healing powers of the plant spirits.

The following recordings were made in ceremonies conducted at Ani Nii Shobo and Suipino by Master Shaman Roger Lopez and are used with his permission. In some of the recordings more than one shaman will be singing in the ceremony. Our Canadian “drumming Shaman” can also be heard on one of the tracks.

Canadian “drumming shaman” with Roger Lopez in Ceremony:

Quiet Time (ambient) In the Meloka: