The Brazilian Sound:
Brazil's Music & Culture
Brazilian Sound Shop (U.S)   U.K. Shop   Canada Shop   Archive   
Links   The Book


Candomble & Macumba CDs

Pontos De Macumba: Afro-Brazilian Religious Songs

Music Of Candomblé, Umbanda & Macumba (Afro-Brazilian Religions)
Pontos de Umbanda *** Pontos de Macumba *** Toques de Umbanda

Brazilian Music
gAmazAssociation.gif (1428 bytes)

Candomble/Afro-Brazilian Music

Candomble: Afro-Brazilian Ritual
Various Artists

Chants: A Candomble Experience

Chants: A Candomble Experience
by Nando Michelin


Dudu Tucci
The Orishás

Pontos De Macumba: Afro-Brazilian Religious Songs

Various Artists
Pontos De Macumba

Toques De Umbanda

Toques De Umbanda
by José Mauricio Machline

Also See:

Sacred Rhythms of Cuban Santeria

Various Artists
The Sacred Rhythms Of Cuban Santeria

The Yoruba/Dahomean Collection: Orishas Across the Ocean

Various Artists
The Yoruba / Dahomean Collection:
Orishas From Across The Ocean

Yoruba Drums From Benin

Various Artists
Yoruba Drums From
Benin, West Africa



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


Divine Inspiration: From Benin to Bahia

Books On Candomble / Umbanda / Macumba

BS2-TINY-GIF.GIF (15048 bytes)

The Brazilian Sound:Samba, Bossa
Nova And The Popular Music Of Brazil



Contact Us