Religion as Culture: Introducing the OrixásReligion as Culture: Introducing the Orixáshttp://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/253901Lang Concert Hall, Swarthmore College2013-11-18T13:00:002013-11-18T15:30:00
November 18, 1:00PM–3:30PM
Lang Concert Hall, Swarthmore College
Religion as Culture: Introducing the Orixás is a teaching workshop on the Afro-Brazilian cultural phenomenon, Candomblé.
Dating back several centuries, Candomblé is a sacred tradition that originated among African people in Brazil. This workshop offers an introduction and general background to the stories, songs, and rhythms of the dynamic beings of the religion, the Orixás. Orixás are timeless, energetic forces that embody elements of nature, divine light, and spirit. They enter the present through the performance of drumming and music, and express themselves in dance. This in-depth workshop will provide knowledge of the historical setting and the mythical backgrounds of the Orixás, as well as the cosmology of the Candomblé religion. Conversation with the artists, a question and answer period, and refreshments will follow the event.
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