Candomblé: Afro-Brazilian Spirit of Music and MovementCandomblé: Afro-Brazilian Spirit of Music and Movementhttp://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/253911Lang Concert Hall, Swarthmore College2013-11-18T16:00:002013-11-18T17:30:00
November 18,2013 4:00PM–5:30PM
Lang Concert Hall, Swarthmore College
A demonstration and performance of Orixá music and movement with Alex Shaw and special guests Gamo da Paz and Dandha da Hora. Experience the meaning and magic of this powerful New World spirit in brilliant displays of artistry, color, and sound.
This is an interactive presentation of vibrant performances from Candomblé, the Afro-Brazilian religion, featuring two masters of the tradition, Gamo da Paz and Dandha da Hora. Together, these artists will demonstrate the foundations of the Afro-Brazilian religious vocabulary with percussion and dance. Gamo Da Paz is a third-generation master drummer and initiated Candomblé priest with expertise in the ceremonial and healing rhythms of the Orixás, the avatars of the Candomblé religion. Dandha da Hora is a master dancer, dance teacher, vocalist, and member of Ile Aiye, one of Brazil’s most renowned cultural institutions. This program features rhythms, movements, and songs inspired by the Orixás, enacting the folkloric and ritual styles that reflect the unique blending of form and energy that manifests in this spectacular living tradition.
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