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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clouds, sunsets and world music and world percussion by Barababaja Percussion Ensemble of the BIg Island and SF, California. Vocals (part one) by Zahira and part two by Boaz Hashimoto Martin. Photos by Michael Pluznick. Percussion by Jesse Seymour and Michael Pluznick.
Memorial Day weekend was beautiful and truly “memorial” with Carnaval 2010 in San Francisco and also the well attended and amazing West African, Afro Cuban, Ewe (Ghana) and Brasilian (Brazilian) drum and dance party in Mosswood Park, Oakland , California! [smooth=id:42;]
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/barabajaba This video is: Barabajaba Live in Puna: “Maracatu” w/Lisa Dixon and her Brasilian dance group. Taken at a performance @ Kalani resort in Puna (Pahoa) Hawaii and it features Brazilian drum and dance with Boaz Hashimoto Martin playing lead drum *(quinto) or solo.
Barabajaba World Percussion Ensmeble: from the new CD, “Rise UP’ produced by Michael Pluznick with co composer percussion master Jesse Seymour from the Big Island of Hawaii. This tune is entitled, “Marineiro” and was filmed at the legenday and very beautiful Yoga Beach on Koh Samui Island, Thailand, World Percussion and Music chants on this tune by Boaz Martin with back up by Zahira/
This is a music video by the Barabajaba Percussion Ensemble from Big Island of Hawaii.