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Filha de Santo (Saint-Daughters)

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.

Mãe Menininha do Gantois (Mother Menininha do Gantois)

In Bahia, wearing white clothes on Fridays is a very old tradition coming from the Afro-Brazilian religion of candomblé. This tradition is a tribute to the African god Oxalá, who in religious syncretism, represents a personality equivalent to Jesus Christ.

Mãe Stella de Oxóssi [Mother Stella de Oxóssi]

Maria Stella de Azevedo Santos – Iya Odé Kayode – was born on 2 May 1925, in Ladeira do Ferrão, Pelourinho, in the city of Salvador. Her parents were Thomazia de Azevedo and Esmeraldino Antigno dos Santos. As she was orphaned at a young age, she was adopted by a maternal aunt (Archanjá de Azevedo).

Night of the Silent Drums

The ‘Noite dos Tambores Silenciosos’ (Night of the Silent Drums) is a ceremony of African origins that unites ‘baque-virado maracatu’ nations, from all over the state of Pernambuco, with the purpose of praising the Virgin of the Rosary.