Davíd is a blind #shipibo shaman who lives in #cantagallo#lima After rubbing a salve made of boa fat and menthol on his patient Juan, he blows a strong jungle tobacco all over his body. The smoke is so strong he spits in a bucket on the floor by his bed. Cantagallo is a community of roughly 5000 shipibo conibo indigenous. I'm spending the next few days in the community here in Lima before heading into shipibo communities in the Amazon.
Spending time in #cantagallo with leaders of the #shipiboconibo an indigenous amazonian people. Cantagallo is an illegal settlement in #lima where shipibo have carved out an existence for the past few decades. These guys have come from a remote village called Curiaca to request basic services for their community from the peruvian government. It's their first time in the capital.