Category Archive: In the News

Yemanjá: Ecological Wisdom From the Heart of Brazil

In August I came across the trailer for an upcoming documentary, Yemanjá: the film.  To my surprise, the documentary has also already been released (and has English subtitles!).  In addition to addressing Candomblé… Continue reading

Brazil Week 2014: Mulheres de Axé

If you’re planning to attend, leave a comment below and we’ll look out for each other 😉

How Brazil’s traditional food vendors took on FIFA and won | Al Jazeera America

On the cobbled streets of Salvador, in the shadow of faded pastel buildings that date from Brazil’s colonial era, an army of ladies in flowing white cotton dresses sell the local delicacy acarajé.… Continue reading

Mae Stella: Which Orixa Rules the Year? a translation

Mae Stella: Which Orixa rules the year? By Maria Stella de Azevedo Santos http://www.geledes.org.br/em-debate/colunistas/12516-mae-stella-que-orixa-rege-o-ano Translated by Melissa Oliver  The objective of this article is to bring forth clarity. I will try to take… Continue reading

Out and About!

A while back I blogged about religious persecution and questioned why so many people fear being known as aborisha*. I’ve even heard tales of a NY Statesperson having been a Iyawo while serving, although… Continue reading

Religious Persecution

A few months ago I went to a townhall meeting to discuss issues across the Orisa traditions in NYC. During the discussion someone asked why there weren’t more olorisa visible in public? Why… Continue reading

Candomblé Documentary in English

This is a great clip of a documentary that discusses some of the dancing and drumming of Candomblé.