Women of Axé | Mulheres de Axé

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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 what we know as Candomblé today.  She says:

So, to begin our conversation, it’s good, before anything further, that we salute the elders.  They served as an example for us when things were worse and Blacks couldn’t even walk freely in the streets. ,,, So let’s honor those elders, the eldest, three elderly women known in Bahia who brought Candomblé – three elderly African women, Iya Deta, Iya Kala & Iya Nasso, so we salute them!