Note from BW of Brazil:The history and importance of the Afro-Brazilian religion known as the Candomblé is an important piece to understanding the cultural heritage of many descendants of the millions of Africans brought to Brazil during the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade and it while this religion has been historically oppressed for centuries and continues to be persecuted, it is still quite easy to observe its influence in everyday life. For its adherents, the religion requires discipline and a lifetime of dedication and features its own set of practices, rituals and even mythology, which the dancers of today’s feature use as a backdrop to their special dance workshops.
Group uses mythology of the orixás to create choreographies and dance workshops
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