Povo Mehinako

The Mehinako people. Utawana Village. Mato Grosso state. Population of less than 300 people

Povo Xavante

The Xavante people. Wai'á ritual. Pimentel Barbosa Indigenous lands. Roncador mountain range. Canarana. Mato Grosso state. 210 people in the village

Povo Yawanawá (day)

The Yawanawá people. Chief Bira Yawanawá . Gregório Rosário Indigenous lands. Acre state. Population of at least 1000 inhabitants

Povo Yawanawá (night)

The Yawanawá people. Chief Bira Yawanawá . Gregório Rosário Indigenous lands. Acre state. Population of at least 1000 inhabitants

Povo Huni Kuin

The Huni Kuin people. The Kaxinawá people. Huni Kuin Guardians. Rapé Snuff. Ayahuasca. Ritual in Rio de Janeiro. Acre state. Population of 11.000 Huni Kuin

Povo Krahô

Multi-ethnic Village. Amerindian cultures. Krahô, Fulni-ô, Kayapó, Kariri Xocó, Yawalapiti, Xavante. Saint George Village. Chapada dos Veadeiros. Goiás state

Povo Fulni-ô

Multi-ethnic Village. Amerindian cultures. Krahô, Fulni-ô, Kayapó, Kariri Xocó, Yawalapiti, Xavante. Saint George Village. Chapada dos Veadeiros. Goiás state

Povo Yawalapiti

Multi-ethnic Village. Amerindian cultures. Krahô, Fulni-ô, Kayapó, Kariri Xocó, Yawalapiti, Xavante. Saint George Village. Chapada dos Veadeiros. Goiás state

Povo Xavante

Multi-ethnic Village. Amerindian cultures. Krahô, Fulni-ô, Kayapó, Kariri Xocó, Yawalapiti, Xavante. Saint George Village. Chapada dos Veadeiros. Goiás state

Povo Kariri-Xocó

Multi-ethnic Village. Amerindian cultures. Krahô, Fulni-ô, Kayapó, Kariri Xocó, Yawalapiti, Xavante. Saint George Village. Chapada dos Veadeiros. Goiás state

Povo Kayapó

Multi-ethnic Village. Amerindian cultures. Krahô, Fulni-ô, Kayapó, Kariri Xocó, Yawalapiti, Xavante. Saint George Village. Chapada dos Veadeiros. Goiás state

Círio de Nazaré

Círio de Nazaré. Procession. Catholicism. Fafá and Gaby. Belém. Pará state. Amazon. October. 2 million people

Holy Week

Holy Week. Torch Procession (Fogaréu). Popular Catholicism. Goiás Velho city. Goiás state. Maundy Thursday. Since 1745

Serenatas de Goiás Velho

Holy Week. Torch Procession (Fogaréu). Popular Catholicism. Goiás Velho city. Goiás state. Maundy Thursday. Since 1745

Bom Jesus da Lapa

Pilgrimage to Bom Jesus da Lapa. Catholicism. Bom Jesus da Lapa. Bahia. August 1, 2015. 700 thousand pilgrims every year since the 1600s

Pilgrimage of Padre Cícero

Padre Cícero Pilgrimage. Procession. Catholicism. Juazeiro do Norte. Cariri. Ceará state. Since 1889. 500 thousand people

Basilica of the Penha

Our Lady of Penha Festivities. Popular Catholicism. Our Lady of Penha Basilica. Penha neighborhood. Rio de Janeiro

Igreja da Libertação

Maundy Ceremony (Cerimônia Lava-Pés). Igreja da Libertação. Goiás Velho City.

Folia de Reis Santa Marta

Folia de Reis Penitentes de Santa Marta (Three Kings’ Day Festivities). Master Riquinho. Master Clown Ronaldo. Favela Santa Marta. Rio de Janeiro. December 25th

Festa de Obaluaê

Offering to Obaluaê. Candomblé. Afro Brazil. Father Duda. Cachoeira. Bahia. July

Festa de Xangô

Ayabás Festivities. Candomblé. Afro Brazil. Mother Gisèle Omindarewá. Santa Cruz da Serra. Baixada Fluminense. Rio de Janeiro. November

Festa das Ayabás

Ayabás Festivities. Candomblé. Afro Brazil. Mother Gisèle Omindarewá. Santa Cruz da Serra. Baixada Fluminense. Rio de Janeiro. November

Festa de Oxum

Xambá. Afro Brazil. Oxum’s Ceremony at Terreiro de Xambá (Toque de Oxum no Terreiro de Xambá). Babalorixá Ivo da Xambá. Yalorixá Mãe Lourdes da Xambá. Xambá Community. Bongar Group. Olinda city. Pernambuco. February

Igreja Rosário dos Pretos

Church of Our Lady of the Rosary of the Black Men of the Pelourinho. Syncretic mass. Catholicism. Candomblé. Afro Brazil. Brotherhood of Nossa Senhora do Rosário dos Homens Pretos. Salvador. Bahia. Built in the XVIII century.

Festa do Divino

Divino Festivities. Caixeiras do Divino. Father Euclides Menezes Ferreira Talabyian. Fanti Ashanti House. São Luís. Maranhão State. Since the 19th century

Ritual de Tambor de Mina

Divino Festivities. Caixeiras do Divino. Father Euclides Menezes Ferreira Talabyian. Fanti Ashanti House. São Luís. Maranhão State. Since the 19th century

Divino Espírito Santo

Divino Festivities. Caixeiras do Divino. Father Euclides Menezes Ferreira Talabyian. Fanti Ashanti House. São Luís. Maranhão State. Since the 19th century

Festejo dos Santos e Orixás

Terecô de Codó. Saints and Orixás Festivities at the Umbanda Spiritist Tent of Queen Iemanjá (Tenda Espírita de Umbanda Rainha Iemanjá). Umbanda. Afro Brazil. Bita do Barão. Codó. Maranhão. Since the 1800s.

Tambor de Mina

Tambor de Mina. Praise to Orixás, Voduns and Enchanted. Father Lindomar Saraiva Barros. Terreiro de Mina Dom Miguel. São Luís. Maranhão state. Terreiro established over 23 years ago

Chica Baiana e Maria Padilha

Incorporation. Terecô. Pedro de Oxum. Dona Chica Baiana & Dona Maria Padilha. Codó. Maranhão

Tambores Silenciosos de Olinda

Recordings made during the Night of the Silent Drums in Olinda, a night of celebration, processions and music with the most important Maracatu groups in the region gathering and celebrating their Afro identity in the midst of Carnival

Tambores Silenciosos de Recife

Recordings made during the Night of the Silent Drums in Recife, a night of celebration, processions and music with the most important Maracatu groups in the region gathering and celebrating their Afro identity in the midst of Carnival

Maracatu Boi Naná

Recordings made during the famous Maracatu rehearsal in Recife, a night led by the late master Naná Vasconcelos amidst hundreds of percussionists, a few days before the official opening of Carnival, plus a special recording of the young Boi Maracatu de Arcoverde, mixing Bumba-Meu-Boi tradition from Maranhão with the drum rhythms of Pernambuco

Caboclinhos

Recordings made in the suburbs of Recife during a Caboclinhos encounter, a local musical tradition happening mostly in and around Carnival celebrations

Maracatu Rural

Recordings made during the famous Maracatu Rural rehearsals in the small town of Nazaré da Mata in Pernambuco, with the most ancient Maracatu of Brazil, Cambinda Brasileira, in a night and a day leading to the official Carnival celebrations

Afoxé Alafin Oyó

Recordings made during the annual procession of the 'Afoxé' group Alafin Oyó during Carnival, a direct street emanation of a Candomblé ritual made for the public space, chanting and celebrating their Afro roots in the midst of the chaos of Olinda, Pernambuco

Congados de Ouro Preto

Recordings made during the annual procession of the Congado groups in the ancient town of Ouro Preto, an afro-catholic Brazilian tradition encountered mostly in the states of Minas Gerais & São Paulo and mixing African type of drumming and chants to the Saints in a very syncretic type of street ritual

Moçambique Treze de Maio

Recordings made on the day of the recognition of the late Dona Isabel, Queen of the Congados, as Master of Popular Culture of Belo Horizonte

Festa de Iemanjá

Recordings made in Salvador de Bahia on February 2nd, known as the annual Day for Iemanjá, the Sea Goddess of the Orixás pantheon, the most important deity celebrated in the Afro-culture of Brazil

Congo de Reis

Recordings made during the annual procession of the Congo group and the gathering of the local Folia de Reis, in the ancient town of Nova Almeida, state of Espírito Santo

Bumba-Meu-Boi

Recordings made during the night and day annual celebration of the Bumba-Meu-Boi tradition of Maranhão, following the group Unidos de Santa Fé through the diverse streets and stages where they perform their chants, dances, and the ancient story of the enchanted bull

Terreiro Tia Maria da Bahia

Recordings of an Umbanda ritual happening during New Year's Eve on the beach of Copacabana, Brazil's biggest new year party that attracts two million of people praising Iemanjá and watching the traditional fireworks

Casa de Dom Inácio de Loyola

Recordings at the Casa Dom Inácio de Loyola, where John of God, the most famous healer of modern Brazil, receives hundreds of patients everyday in his spiritist hospital

Casa do Caminho

Recordings made at the Casa do Caminho, a spiritist house near São Paulo welcoming every week hundreds of people ready to receive messages from their ancestors and family members through the powerful mediums working in the place

Centro de Umbanda Caboclo Sete Flechas

Recordings of a traditional Umbanda ritual in the neighborhood of Alto da Boa Vista, in the mountains of Rio de Janeiro

Templo do Vale do Sol e da Lua

Recordings of an Umbanda ritual at the modern Temple of the Sun and the Moon, an hour drive from the city of Rio de Janeiro and often populated by young artists and musicians

Almas e Angola

Recordings of a rare Almas e Angola ritual dedicated to Exu, a local form of Umbanda encountered in the suburbs of Florianópolis, Santa Catarina state

Flor da Montanha (Santo Daime)

Recordings of a New Year's Eve Daime ritual at the legendary Ayahuasca church in the mountains of Rio de Janeiro, the first who explored the links between the Santo Daime doctrine and the Umbanda practices

Flor da Montanha (Feitio)

Recordings of a Ayahuasca making ritual (a 'feitio') at the legendary Ayahuasca church in the mountains of Rio de Janeiro, the first who explored the links between the Santo Daime doctrine and the Umbanda practices

Flor da Montanha (Girinha)

Recordings of a Gira ritual at the legendary Ayahuasca church in the mountains of Rio de Janeiro, the first who explored the links between the Santo Daime doctrine and the Umbanda practices

União do Vegetal

Recordings at the 'Temple of the Universal order of Salomon', a centre belonging to the 'União do Vegetal' organization, in Rio Branco, Acre

Flor do Lótus

Recordings at a Santo Daime church in Rio Branco, Acre, at a centre nearby the original church of Mestre Irineu, where the line is traditional and the hymns are classical ones

Jurema Sagrada

Recordings of the 'Sacred Jurema' encounter, the annual Kipupa Malunguinho gathering, an encounter of Juremeiros from the Northeast of Brazil and a place of resistance

Teia da Lua

Recordings made during a 'roda de Rapé', an hybrid ceremony in a urban female circle, mixing the use of the tobacco indigenous snuff with powerful chants originating from various south-american cultures, in the southern city of Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul

A Barquinha (ritual 1)

Recordings made in Rio Branco, Acre state, at the Barquinha - or 'Little Boat'. A surreal cult mixing a Catholic environment with songs for Jesus and Mary, visions given by the plant towards a complex myth involving sailing through levels of consciousness, and an incredibly contagious music

A Barquinha (ritual 2)

Recordings made in Rio Branco, Acre state, at the Barquinha - or 'Little Boat'. A surreal cult mixing a Catholic environment with songs for Jesus and Mary, visions given by the plant towards a complex myth involving sailing through levels of consciousness, and an incredibly contagious music

Antonio Pedro's Enverseios

Recordings of the music of Antonio Pedro, an ex-rubber tapper from Acre turned sacred healer, a musician who developed its own personal universe around the Ayahuasca. This album covers his own 'enverseios', songs he received from the power of the entheogen

Antonio Pedro's Ayawaska

Recordings of the music of Antonio Pedro, an ex-rubber tapper from Acre turned sacred healer, a musician who developed its own personal universe around the Ayahuasca. This is the recording of a night of ritual, the first and only time he opened it to visitors

Fraternidade Kayman (I)

Recording of an 'Umbandaime' ritual, mixing various spiritual techniques and music at the Fraternidade Kayman, an eclectic spiritual center in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais

Fraternidade Kayman (II)

Recordings of an experimental 'Encantado' ('Enchanted') ritual at the Fraternidade Kayman, an eclectic spiritual center in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais

Fraternidade Kayman (III)

Recordings of a ritual for Oxum, goddess of rivers and sweet waters, in the mountains of Lumiar by the Fraternidade Kayman

Fraternidade Kayman (IIII)

Recordings of a Santo Daime ritual, singing the entire Book of Hymns of Pai João de Aruanda, on the beach of Saquarema, Rio de Janeiro, by the Fraternidade Kayman

Fraternidade Kayman (IIIII)

Recordings of an experimental 'Umbandaime' ritual celebrating the New Year and the Orixá Iemanjá on the beach of Saquarema, Rio de Janeiro, by the Fraternidade Kayman

Santuário do Roncador

Recording of the Incan New Year ritual at the Mystic Sanctuary of the Roncador, a sacred cavern in the state of Mato Grosso

Metamorfose

Recording of a tantra ritual at the Metamorfose Centre, a Brazilian hybrid based on an ancient Indian spiritual technique

Templo Positivista

Recording of a Sunday cult at the Positivist Temple of Porto Alegre, the only temple belonging to the 'Religion of Humanity' still active in the world

Tao

Recording of a ritual at the Taoist Society of Brazil, an institution in the neighbourhood of Cosme Velho, Rio de Janeiro

The Prem Baba Satsang

Recordings of some spiritual chants at the Novo Portal da Chapada, an ashram belonging to famed Brazilian guru Sri Prem Baba, in the Chapada dos Veadeiros

Vale do Amanhecer

Recordings from the 'Valley of Dawn', a unique spiritual center near Brasília, mixing various beliefs and spiritual techniques in a very complex form of cult to develop higher healing consciousness

Monte dos Evangélicos

Recordings from the 'Jacob's Ladder', a hill in the neighborhood of Irajá, north zone of Rio, which became a place of cult for various evangelical communities in recent years

Sounds of Marajó

Recordings from the island of Marajó, the largest fluvial island in the world and a deeply mystical place, home to many cults and spiritualities