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Candomble

africlecticmagazine: Interesting article on the origins of Brazilian Capoeira and Candomble as tied to the roots of Nigerian heritage. The world brings us closer than we would think.

D. Maria Bibiana do Espírito Santo, Mãe do Terreiro Axé Opô Afonjá, 1948  Salvador, BA- Photo Pierre Verger

D. Maria Bibiana do Espírito Santo, Mãe do Terreiro Axé Opô Afonjá, 1948 Salvador, BA- Photo Pierre Verger

Lanceiro - Caractère Maracatu rural. Danse du nord-est Brésil. http://www.terrabrasileira.com.br/folclore2/e07marurl.html

Lanceiro - Caractère Maracatu rural. Danse du nord-est Brésil. http://www.terrabrasileira.com.br/folclore2/e07marurl.html

Afro-Brazilians Umbanda religious devotee young boy being assisted in ancestral spiritual ritual.

Afro-Brazilians Umbanda religious devotee young boy being assisted in ancestral spiritual ritual.

Crone........Baba Yaga Doll by Forest Rogers.jpg

kimbabini: “Baba Yaga, the famed Russian witch, in Kato Polyclay. She’d stand about 12 inches tall, were she well behaved and not sitting in a tree (also created in Kato Polyclay, over Aves Fixit Sculpt).

Pierre Verger

Pierre Verger-Fatumbi, “one who was reborn for Ifá”.

D. Maria Bibiana do Espirito Santo, de 1958, de Pierre Verger, parte da exposição 'Um olhar sobre o Brasil', com curadoria de Boris Kossoy e Lilia Schwarcz Foto: Divulgação / Fundação Pierre Verger

Veja fotos da exposição 'Um olhar sobre o Brasil'

D. Maria Bibiana do Espirito Santo, de 1958, de Pierre Verger, parte da exposição 'Um olhar sobre o Brasil', com curadoria de Boris Kossoy e Lilia Schwarcz Foto: Divulgação / Fundação Pierre Verger

When we speak in Old Black, four basic words come to mind: calm, wisdom, humility and charity. Going back in time, during the Brazilian colonial period, the great European powers of the time subjugated and enslaved blacks from various African nations, transforming them into commodities, soulless beings, just objects of sale of labor. In this market, the slave traders used to use in different ways to manage their "merchandise

When we speak in Old Black, four basic words come to mind: calm, wisdom, humility and charity. Going back in time, during the Brazilian colonial period, the great European powers of the time subjugated and enslaved blacks from various African nations, transforming them into commodities, soulless beings, just objects of sale of labor. In this market, the slave traders used to use in different ways to manage their "merchandise

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