Monthly Archive: August, 2013

Women of Axé | Mulheres de Axé

A preview of the documentary showcasing influential women of axé in Bahia. The documentary opens with an interview of Iyalorixa Stella de Oxosse who pays homage to those who paved the way for… Continue reading

Documentary: Omindarewa Wonderful documentary about Iyalorixa Omindarewa.

The American Association of Brazilian Canodmblé

This really needs no introduction. Enjoy all 9 minutes of this and become as excited as I am that Candomblé is planting roots in North American soil!

Olubaje: The King’s Banquet

Olubaje is a feast that plays an important role in Candomble’s ritual calendar. Food for Obaluaye (or Omolu) and all of the Orixas is prepared and served to the public to participate in… Continue reading

What do you mean, there’s no Oriate?!?!

Whenever I meet American Olorisas who are familiar with Brazil (and aware of Candomblé) they almost always ask, “So, who’s your godmother?” I think this is an interesting question for several reasons.  I… Continue reading