About the film: An illuminated film transmitting the dance, drumming and chants of the Orixás and their living presence in modern Brazilian culture. Axé Orixá (pronounced ashay orishah) is a film of the dance, drumming and chants of the Orixás (Afro-Brazilian gods and goddesses) and how they manifest today through some of Bahia’s greatest musicians and legendary dancers. The film unfolds through dreamlike sequences of music and dance featuring seven of the Orixás delicately linked through the artists’ explanation of their spiritual realities, and how the rituals live on in Brazilian culture today. Axé Orixá enables modern Bahian artists to reimagine their traditions in a uniquely visionary form. The film takes place In Salvador, the tropical Bahian capital known as the “Land of Happiness”for its joyous dance, music and largest street carnival in …
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Several years ago we went to Brazil to study Afro Brazilian music and dance. We were fortunate to meet members and teachers from the famous group Olodum. It took me years, but I was finally able to get some video footage up of our trip there so here it is! But first a little bit abut the group Olodum! Olodum is an internationally acclaimed Afro-Brazilian cultural group from Bahia, Brazil. Olodum (pronounced oh-lo-doon) was founded in 1979 as a bloco afro (African Bloc), a Bahian Carnival association highlighting African heritage and black pride through music, dance theater, and art. From their home city of Salvador da Bahia in Northeast Brazil (often described as the most African city in the Americas), Olodum has dedicated itself to cultural activism in the struggle …
http://www.myspace.com/rhythmsofbarab… How to play drums and percussion: Afro Braisilan, (Afro Brazilian) ethnic drum class on traditional hand drumming taught to me in Bahia, Brasil. Maestro Bira teaches Michael Pluznick and Boaz Hashimoto Martin (co founders of Barababaja) the very tricky, unusual and often misinterpreted Cobocolo rhythm piece as played in Bahia, Brazil (Brasil. Brasil: Cabocolo drum class in Bahia
http://www.myspace.com/rhyt… Bira the young drum, dance and song master and teacher teaches Oxun song at our Brasilian drum and dance class in Pelerinio district of Bahia , Brasil.
http://www.myspace.com/rhythmsofbarab… Our own special blend of Samba Raggae served up just the way you like it! Live at the Hilo theatre! Drum and dance soiree extraordinaire Michael Pluznick on djembe, Jesse Seymour on surdos, Peter Pitter on jepinique, Boaz Martin on pandeiro, Criag Koland bell, Bo on snare