Note from BW of Brazil: Anyone who has had the pleasure of visiting Salvador, Bahia, known as the country’s center of black culture, knows that learning about the black pride movement wouldn’t be complete without learning something about two cultural organizations: Ilê Aiyê and Olodum. This year, Ilê Aiyê celebrated 40 years of its existence and Olodum celebrates 35 years. In a Brazil that has long put in place subliminal and as well as blatant messages will the objective of destroying the celebration of blackness or African ancestry, these two organizations have represented a powerful weapon to challenge a very sinister form of white supremacy in the northeast, the region considered the blackest in the country. Learn a little about the history of the organization and its accomplishments below.
Celebrating 35 years, Olodum maintains its roots and the struggle for the affirmation of black culture
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