Huni Kuin Tour 2023

The 2023 tour is over. In August and September, Bunke and Rita visited with an intensive and very varied program. You can find the past events below.
 
The next visit of Huni Kuin representatives is planned for summer 2025. We keep you posted!

Introducing Bunke and Rita

Bunke Huni Kuin

Bunke Inani Huni Kuin lives in the village of Boa Vista on the Rio Jordão in Acre, Brazil. She has 5 children and is a cultural leader of women in her region. She has traveled extensively throughout Latin America, Europe and the Middle East to share her culture and traditions and to advocate for more indigenous wisdom in the world. Bunke also works with other indigenous peoples, sharing Huni Kuin wisdom and medicine to strengthen their indigenous identities. She is an experienced workshop and retreat facilitator with a strong focus on women's empowerment. Bunke is co-founder and president of the women's association Ainbu Dayá.

Rita Huni Kuin

Rita Huni Kuin comes from the village of Chico Curumim on the Rio Jordão and lives in the small town of Jordão in the state of Acre in the Brazilian Amazon. She is a visual artist whose art depicts, among other things, traditional narratives of her culture. Her works have been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in São Paulo (MASP) and at the Berlin Art Week, among others. Rita is one of the most important young representatives and spokespeople of the Huni Kuin.  She is co-founder of the Kayatibu group, which promotes the culture and spirituality of her people through art, and of the Indigenous women's association Ainbu Dayá.

 

Tour Dates 2023 

August 11-12 2023

Magic Medicine Music Festival

Location:
MOOS SPACE Moosdorfstraße 7-9, 12435 Berlin

Program: 

Friday, August 11:
- 6 pm: Opening ceremony with Bunke Huni Kuin 
- Subsequently: Reflection on music and modern ritual culture with Rita Huni Kuin
- Sales booth with traditional Huni Kuin jewelry and art
Saturday, August 12, 12 pm to 6 pm:
- Traditional body painting 
- Sales booth with traditional Huni Kuin jewelry and art 

More Info and Tickets here 

August 17 - 21 2023

Medicine Festival, Berkshire, UK

It is a great honor to be part of the Medicine Festival in England this year with Bunke and Rita. The Medicine Festival is England's leading festival on spirituality and Indigenous cultures.

All info about the festival can be found
here

Sunday, September 3rd, 2023

Charity Sound Ceremony with DJ Alma Omega,

Location:
Genezarethkirche, Herrfurthplatz 14, 12049 Berlin 
Doors: 7 pm

Tickets here

All proceeds go directly to the Huni Kuin projects 

Music, Movement, Dance, Prayer - Let's dance together for this planet, for the beautiful forests and the indigenous People protecting it. Let's celebrate nature with intention, connecting us to all that is moving us. Join us at Genezareth Church to enjoy and dance to the Fusion of DJ Alma Omega with some Indigenous frequencies from Bunke and Rita Huni Kuin.

September 8-10

Huni Kuin Exhibition with Rita Huni Kuin & Guests

Location: P7 Gallery, Prenzlauer Allee 7, 10405 Berlin
Free entry

Vernissage: Friday, Sep. 8th, 6pm
Opening hours: Sat-Sun from 5 pm


Rita Huni Kuin is one of the most renowned female young Indigenous artists from the Brazilian Amazon. The autodidact interprets traditional myths, chants and stories from her people, the Huni Kuin, in her own style. Rita has been exhibiting at the Museum of Modern Art in São Paulo, at the Humboldt Forum in Berlin and at Berlin Art Week. Now she's back to Berlin with new works. The exhibition takes place in cooperation with the German photographer and photo artist Jakob Stolz, who visited the Huni Kuin in earlier this year. A video installation portraying the life in the villages of the Huni Kuin people by Brazilian filmmaker Flora Suzuki rounds off the exhibition. 
All proceedings of the exhibition go to projects of the Huni Kuin people, supported by the German NGO Living Gaia e.V. It will be possible to acquire the works of Rita and Jakob. Rita will be present during all three days of the exhibition, also giving body painting workshops and explaining the ancient patterns of the Huni Kuin. Join this multisensorial dive into Indigenous Amazonia!

The Vernissage will take place on Friday, 8th. The artists Rita Huni Kuin and Jakob Stolz will be present. There will be a cultural presentation by the Huni Kuin, as well as Snacks and Drinks.

Wednesday, September 13th 2023

Panel discussion "International alliances for indigenous peoples and the protection of the Amazon".

Location: Brazilian Embassy in Berlin. Wallstraße 57, 10179 
Start at 5 PM

Free entry 

The event will take place in the framework of the Amazon Week.


Even after the change of government in Brazil at the beginning of 2023, the protection of the Amazon faces major challenges. What is the role of the indigenous peoples? What difficulties must be overcome? What new approaches are there for the long-term protection of the Amazon? And how can we, from Europe, support the efforts on the ground? Indigenous activist Rita Huni Kuin will discuss these and other questions together with experts on the topic of Amazon protection. We look forward to seeing you there!


All events that take place during the Amazon week can be found here 

Friday 15. & Saturday 16. September 2023

Huni Kuin Art @ Regens Unite Berlin
Exhibition and sales

Moos Space: Moosdorfstrasse 7-9, 12435 Berlin

Special Event: Friday, 3 p.m., Main Stage
Rita Huni Kuin, an indigenous artist and activist from the Amazon, reports on her fight to protect her land, her culture and her traditions. She will also talk about how NFTs can serve as a new approach to strengthening their alliances and generating revenue.

Friday, September 15th, 2023

Closing party with DJ Kaloan 

MOOS SPACE, Moosdorfstraße 7-9, 12435 Berlin

Admission: 20 - 00 h


For the crowning finale of the tour, let's celebrate together. Let's dance the night away for the Huni Kuin and the Amazon Forest!

Tuesday, September 19th, 2023

Huni Kuin Presentation  

Gängeviertel, Valentinskamp, Hamburg 
Admission: 7 - 9 pm

Rita Huni Kuin is a young indigenous activist, representative, mother and artist who talks about indigenous resistance in Brazil, the struggle of women and the importance of femininity. 

Bunke Inani Huni Kuin a medicine woman, mother and representative of the Huni Kuin women will share her prayers and traditions from the forest.

 

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