Xirê is the word used in Candomblé to describe a drumming feast for the Orisha.
This short documentary, in English, shows what happens during a Xire. A Nigerian documentarian visits a terreiro in São João de Meriti, RJ to witness a complete Xire. The documentary opens with an… Continue reading
Here’s another look inside of a terreiro. Fusion.net 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… Continue reading
I came across this documentary teaser of ‘Ylê Aganã Asé Laburê’, based in São Paulo, Brazil. The primary reason I’m posting it is because it is one of the very few clips on… Continue reading
This is a great clip of a documentary that discusses some of the dancing and drumming of Candomblé.