Inside a Terreiro: Casa de Òsùmàrè

Here’s another look inside of a terreiro. visited the Casa de Òsùmàrè in Bahia to film this short documentary about Candomblé.  In English, some background is provided about the religion’s survival in Brazil during political persecution.

Getting Involved in Candomblé VIII: The cost of involvement

by Melissa Years ago in the United States, Orisha worshippers seeking initiation began traveling out of the country for ceremonies thinking they would save money.  Initiation in the US can cost up to $10,000 or more depending on the state, the ile, and the Orisha.  Some people thought it was in their best interest toContinue reading “Getting Involved in Candomblé VIII: The cost of involvement”

Texts About Candomblé

Several months ago, I began putting a list together of English articles and full length texts that discuss Candomblé or Afro-Brazilian culture and religion. I hesitated to post the list, because I felt like it wasn’t done; then I realized it will never be done. I hope to be able to add to this listContinue reading “Texts About Candomblé”