Title

Bahia: Africa in the Americas

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Collection

Asa G. Hilliard, III Papers

Document Type

Video

Date Information

1988-02-12

Playing Time

58:32

Abstract

This video recording, dated February 12, 1988, consists of a documentary film titled “Bahia: Africa in the Americas.” The film focuses on the Brazilian state of Bahia, calling it the “capitol of Africa in the Americas.” The film primarily discusses the religion of Candomblé, an African religion originally brought to Brazil by Yoruba people, who had been enslaved in the nineteenth century. The film documents the persistence of preservation of African traditions within Bahian society. Much of the film explores the divinities of Candomblé, known as orishas, and how the adherents of the religion communicate with them. Dance, music, and food traditions are especially central to the religious life in Bahia. Commentators on the film include anthropologists Sheila Walker and Vivaldo Da Costa Lima, Candomblé expert Pierre Fatumbi Verger, and artist Héctor Julio Páride Bernabó, also known as Carybé.

File Name

auc.092.b213f02.00000000.vid0006

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All video content in this collection is protected by copyright or is the property of the Robert W. Woodruff Library of the Atlanta University Center, Inc., and/or the copyright holder as appropriate. For more information or to inquire about permission to publish, please contact archives@auctr.edu.

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