The late Ismael Brito (1950-2008) was one of the most knowledgeable experts in the Tariana language and culture, and an outstanding story teller The eldest son of Cândido Brito, Ismael (Maye) died tragically in an accident on the Vaupés River. His body has never been recovered.

FileIsmael Brito at work at the Tariana school
Ismael was the key person in building up the Tariana school 'Enu Irine I-dakine' in Iauaretê, Amazonas, Brazil. This is one of the pictures of Ismael at work. Picture taken by José Luis Brito (Ismael's younger brother), 2007.
ImageIsmael Brito working for the Tariana school
ImageIsmael Brito's work, for the Tariana school
ImageIsmael Birto performing a traditional Tariana dance
FileIsmael Brito taking part in a traditional dance
This video - part of the cultural-dance-program of the Tariana school Enu irine Idakine in iauaretê, Amazonas, Brazil (known as dança cultural) - was taken in 2007 by José Luis Brito.
FileIsmael Brito dancing
This video - part of the cultural-dance-program of the Tariana school Enu irine Idakine in iauaretê, Amazonas, Brazil (known as dança cultural) - was taken in 2007 by José Luis Brito.