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Candomblé, Umbanda
And Macumba Books

Dancing Wisdom: Embodied Knowledge In Haitian Vodou, Cuban Yoruba, And Bahian Candomble

Afro-Brazilian Religion In Brazil:
Candomble, Umbanda & Macumba

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Secrets, Gossip, and Gods : The Transformation of Brazilian Candombl'e

Secrets, Gossip, and Gods: The Transformation
of Brazilian Candomble (Hardcover)

Secrets, Gossip, and Gods: The Transformation
of Brazilian Candomble (Paperback)

by Paul Christopher Johnson

In this wide-ranging book Paul Christopher Johnson explores the changing, hidden face of the Afro-Brazilian indigenous religion of Candomble. Despite its importance in Brazilian society, Candomble has received far less attention than its sister religions Vodou and Santeria. Johnson seeks to fill this void by offering a comprehensive look at the development, beliefs, and practices of Candomble and exploring its transformation from a secret society of slaves--hidden, persecuted, and marginalized--to a public religion that is very much a part of Brazilian culture. Johnson traces this historical shift and locates the turning point in the creation of Brazilian national identity and a public sphere in the first half of the twentieth century. --book description
 

Manipulating the Sacred: Yoruba Art, Ritual, and Resistance in Brazilian Candomble (African American Life Series)

Manipulating the Sacred: Yoruba Art, Ritual, and Resistance
in Brazilian Candomble (African American Life Series)
by Mikelle Smith Omari-Tunkara


Divine Inspiration: From Benin to Bahia

Divine Inspiration: From Benin To Bahia
by Phyllis Galembo & Robert Farris Thompson
 

Black Atlantic Religion : Tradition, Transnationalism, and Matriarchy in the Afro-Brazilian Candomble

Black Atlantic Religion: Tradition, Transnationalism,
and Matriarchy in the Afro-Brazilian Candomble
by J. Lorand Matory
 

Dancing Wisdom: Embodied Knowledge In Haitian Vodou, Cuban Yoruba, And Bahian Candomble

Dancing Wisdom: Embodied Knowledge In
Haitian Vodou, Cuban Yoruba, And Bahian Candomble
by Yvonne Daniel


Macumba : The Teachings of Maria-Jose, Mother of the Gods

Macumba: The Teachings Of Marie-José,
Mother Of The Gods

by Serge Bramly
 

Magic From Brazil

Magic From Brazil: Recipes, Spells And Rituals
by Morwyn


Orixas/Orishas: OS Deuses Vivos Da Africa, the Living Gods of Africa in Brazil

Orixás/Orishas, Os Deuses Vivos Da Africa:
The Living Gods Of Africa In Brazil

by Abdias do Nascimento


A Refuge in Thunder: Candomblé and Alternative Spaces of Blackness (Blacks in the Diaspora) (Blacks in the Diaspora)

A Refuge In Thunder: Candomblé
And Alternative Spaces Of Blackness
by Rachel Harding
 

Sacred Leaves of Candomblé : African  Magic, Medicine, and Religion in Brazil

Sacred Leaves Of Candomblé:
African Magic, Medicine And Religion In Brazil

by Robert A. Voeks
 

Samba in the Night

Samba In The Night: Spiritism In Brazil
by David J. Hess


The Taste of Blood: Spirit Possession in Brazilian Candomble (Contemporary Ethnography Series)

The Taste Of Blood: Spirit Possession
In Brazilian Candomblé
by Jim Wafer
 

Capoeira and Candomble: Conformity And Resistance In Brazil

Capoeira and Candomble
by Floyd Merrell
 

Afro-Latin America, 1800-2000

Afro Latin-America: 1800-2000
by George Reid Andrews


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Ile Aiye (The House of Life) - A Film by David Byrne

Ile Aiye (The House of Life) - A Film by David Byrne (DVD)

With the earthy, yet otherworldly Ilé Aiyé (The House of Life), David Byrne (True Stories) explores the spirit cult of Candomblé. Based in the Bahia region of Brazil, the African-originated religion permeates all aspects of the culture. Byrne incorporates music, dance, interviews, and clips from old black-and-white Brazilian movies into his documentary. Narration is kept to a minimum and the visuals do most of the talking--along with the rhythmic, trance-inducing songs, accompanied by translations of their evocative lyrics. As befits a former art student--and Talking Head--Byrne does get a little "arty" at times, as when he places screens within screens (much like Peter Greenaway's Pillow Book). Fortunately, the effect isn't as distracting as it sounds and is only used sporadically. --Kathleen C. Fennessy


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Excerpt:
Candomblé, Umbanda &
Afro-Brazilian Religions

from:
The Brazilian Sound: Samba,
Bossa Nova and the Popular
Music of Brazil


Also See:
Candomblé & Umbanda CDs


Related Books:
American Voudou
Journey Into A Hidden World

by Rod Davis

Divine Utterances: The Performance
Of Afro-Cuban Santeria

by Katherine Hagedorn

The Faces Of The Gods:
Voodoo And Roman Catholicism In Haiti

by Leslie Desmangles

Sacred Possessions: Voodoo, Santeria,
Obeah, And The Caribbean

edited by Margarite Fernandez Olmos

Santeria: African Spirits In America
by Joseph Murphy


Also see:
Ayahuasca (Books)

Psychic Healing (Books)

Brazil Book Index


 


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