By complete chance, while looking for something related to the legend of Icarus I came across the name Ikaro which in quechua means "magic or medicinal song" which worked perfectly with my personal situation trying to escape a traumatic paternal Labyrinth. And then I also discovered that the Adnyamathanha people in Australia translate Ikara as "meeting place". So this is exactly what Ikaras as a multicultural project would love to be, from all women to all women, at any stage and everywhere.
Because our voice is our truth and the expression of who we are. Because singing is the human expression of freedom, sorrow and joy. Because we women and mothers have been the transmitters of culture through songs and poems even when we are told that our voices don't matter. Ikaras wants to tend bridges from women to women, from the past to the present and our future. Trespassing cultures and maps, using XXI tools to conquer old problems.
Ikaras therefor wants to use singing as a multicultural, multigenerational and atemporal connection to develop projects that research, archive and restore the oral tradition to get to know our matriarchal history and reclaim ourselves.
Ikaras is born from the question What is the echo of our songs? an therefor what can we learn from it? Who are we?
Women's voices collectively has suffered from imposed silences and individually our voices also suffer in many different ways.
The isolation during the global pandemic reminded us of how dangerous this was for many women.
Ikaras wants to create a search that in itself will enable an individual and general wellbeing for women.
A search into the past of other women and mothers in order to recognise ourselves today and project ourselves into the future.
Generating international projects to gather information around women's songs in the oral tradition, initiating different searches for topics that can create a collective photo about motherhood and our identity.
Archiving them to make them accessible for public use.
And also using our findings to create and facilitate educational events from which to start up networks and enjoy ourselves exploring our matriarchal culture while inspiring new songs and choirs for the future of the world.
Always promoting using oral tradition whenever possible together with our new technologies and social networks for both the research projects and the archives.