In 1986, Terreiro Casa Branca (White House Yard) or Ilê Axé Iyá Nassô Oká was the first Afro-Brazilian cult terreiro recognized as a national heritage. Located at 463 Vasco da Gama Avenue, in the neighbourhood of Engenho Velho, Salvador, Bahia, the terreiro occupies an area of approximately 6800m2,
Candomblé is one of the Afro-Brazilian religions practiced in Brazil. It arrived with the West African slave trade, more precisely through enslaved African priests, between 1549 and 1888, who continued to respect their Gods and spread their cultures in this land.
Candomblé, the result of exchanges and adaptations between different religions from different African nations brought to Brazil under the slave regime, is an Afro-Brazilian cult born of the historical and social conformations of our country.
The African oil palm (Elaeis guineensis) is a palm tree from Africa that grows well in tropical regions with hot and humid weather. For over 5,000 years, Egyptians have consumed the plant’s oil.
A Brazilian Immaterial Cultural Heritage since 2007, Tambor de Crioula is an Afro-Brazilian form of expression which combines circle dance, chant and bass drum percussion.