Os Pífanos da Aldeia Multiétnica

Os Pífanos da Aldeia Multiétnica

03min37

A rare outtake of the Aldeia Multiétnica featuring a french group of Pifano players, some indigenous people joining in the dance, and a whole community formed around a Ciranda song

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Povo Fulni-ô

Povo Fulni-ô

13min53

At the Aldeia Multiétnica, the Fulni-Ô perform their powerful songs and dances, singing stories of nature and resistance of their people

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Povo Kariri-Xocó

Povo Kariri-Xocó

09min36

At the Aldeia Multiétnica, the Kariri-Xocó show some of their songs and dances

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Povo Kayapó

Povo Kayapó

13min53

At the Aldeia Multiétnica, the legendary Kayapó people take over the village over one day, with music, dances, and their fabulous paintings

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Povo Krahô

Povo Krahô

25min30

The very unique Krahô people come from Tocantins, and at the Aldeia Multiétnica they sing non-stop over hours and hours their hypnotic chants for Nature

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Povo Xavante

Povo Xavante

09min40

The Xavante are known for their complex rituals, like the rites of passage into adulthood for men. At the Aldeia Multiétnica, they show some of the Wanaridobe ritual

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Povo Yawalapiti

Povo Yawalapiti

06min55

The Yawalapiti from Xingu are famed for their music centered around the sacred flutes. At the Aldeia Multiétnica, they present a bit of their culture

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Basilica da Penha

Basilica da Penha

12min26

Documentary on a mass held at the famed Church of Penha, in the north zone of Rio de Janeiro, sitting on a top of a large rock and attracting pilgrims for hundreds of years

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Bom Jesus da Lapa

Bom Jesus da Lapa

20min59

A film on the pilgrimage of Bom Jesus da Lapa and its miraculous cavern, in the heart of the Sertão in the state of Bahia, followed every year by thousands of people coming from all around the country

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The Blessing Woman

The Blessing Woman

02min41

A traditional catholic prayer from Tia Ilda, one of the older blessing woman in the South of Brazil, on the island of Santa Catarina

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Casa Fanti Ashanti (part 1)

Casa Fanti Ashanti (part 1)

16min29

A film shot during the Divine Festivities of the Casa Fanti Ashanti, one of the greatest Afro-Brazilian references in the lands of Maranhão and the music of its Caixeiras, which for years have been playing and singing in praise of the Divine

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Casa Fanti Ashanti (part 2)

Casa Fanti Ashanti (part 2)

15min02

A film shot during the Divine Festivities of the Casa Fanti Ashanti, one of the greatest Afro-Brazilian references in the lands of Maranhão and the music of its Caixeiras, which for years have been playing and singing in praise of the Divine

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Casa Fanti Ashanti (part 3)

Casa Fanti Ashanti (part 3)

09min44

A film shot during the Divine Festivities of the Casa Fanti Ashanti, one of the greatest Afro-Brazilian references in the lands of Maranhão and the music of its Caixeiras, which for years have been playing and singing in praise of the Divine

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Casa Fanti Ashanti (part 4)

Casa Fanti Ashanti (part 4)

12min44

A film shot during the Divine Festivities of the Casa Fanti Ashanti, one of the greatest Afro-Brazilian references in the lands of Maranhão and the music of its Caixeiras, which for years have been playing and singing in praise of the Divine

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Festa do Divino at the Terreiro das Portas Verdes

Festa do Divino at the Terreiro das Portas Verdes

18min27

Outtake recording on another Festa do Divino Espirito Santo in São Luis, at the Terreiro das Portas Verdes

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Círio de Nazaré

Círio de Nazaré

12min17

A film on the largest catholic procession of the world, happening every october in Belém do Pará in the Amazon. Two million devotees following the icon of Our Lady of Nazaré through the streets of the city

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Folia de Reis Santa Marta

Folia de Reis Santa Marta

16min17

Music and procession on a film about the group of Folia de Reis in the favela of Santa Marta, Rio de Janeiro

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Holy Week in Goiás

Holy Week in Goiás

32min38

A Film about the theatrical Holy Week of the interior of Brazil, it´s music, prayers. and the tradionatl and impressive Torch Procession that happens every holy thursday in Goiás Velho

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The Serenatas of Goiás

The Serenatas of Goiás

19min17

A short document on a night of 'Serenatas', traditional songs from the interior of Brazil, where music is played from doors to doors in a 'troubadour' style of performance, given as blessings to the inhabitants of the village

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Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosário dos Pretos

Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosário dos Pretos

12min12

A syncretic mass where the Catholic liturgy mixes with the atabaque's vibrations of the Afro-Brazilian resistance

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Church of Liberation

Church of Liberation

17min13

Recording of a mass at the Church of Liberation in Goiás Velho, State of Goiás

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Mestre Bita do Barão (ritual 1)

Mestre Bita do Barão (ritual 1)

20min22

A collection of recordings made during the Orixás Festivities at Mestre Bita do Barão's Temple in Codó, where every august he welcomes thousands of participants into a full week of trance rituals around the rare cult named Terecó

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Mestre Bita do Barão (ritual 2)

Mestre Bita do Barão (ritual 2)

11min10

A collection of recordings made during the Orixás Festivities at Mestre Bita do Barão's Temple in Codó, where every august he welcomes thousands of participants into a full week of trance rituals around the rare cult named Terecô

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Mestre Bita do Barão (ritual 3)

Mestre Bita do Barão (ritual 3)

10min44

A collection of recordings made during the Orixás Festivities at Mestre Bita do Barão's Temple in Codó, where every august he welcomes thousands of participants into a full week of trance rituals around the rare cult named Terecô

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Mestre Bita do Barão (ritual 4)

Mestre Bita do Barão (ritual 4)

10min25

A collection of recordings made during the Orixás Festivities at Mestre Bita do Barão's Temple in Codó, where every august he welcomes thousands of participants into a full week of trance rituals around the rare cult named Terecô

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Mestre Bita do Barão (ritual 5)

Mestre Bita do Barão (ritual 5)

09min27

A collection of recordings made during the Orixás Festivities at Mestre Bita do Barão's Temple in Codó, where every august he welcomes thousands of participants into a full week of trance rituals around the rare cult named Terecô

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Mestre Bita do Barão (ritual 6)

Mestre Bita do Barão (ritual 6)

17min20

A collection of recordings made during the Orixás Festivities at Mestre Bita do Barão's Temple in Codó, where every august he welcomes thousands of participants into a full week of trance rituals around the rare cult named Terecô

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Padre Cícero

Padre Cícero

27min44

Documentary on the pilgrimage of Padre Cícero, in Juazeiro do Norte, in the legendary Cariri region, North-East of Brazil

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Pedro de Oxum

Pedro de Oxum

32min14

A film about Pedro de Oxum, a medium from Codó that shares its everyday life with two entities: Dona Chica Baiana and Dona Maria Padilha, and receive people at his house for healing divinatory sessions

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Povo Huin Kuin

Povo Huin Kuin

17min14

A Kaxinawá ceremony with indigenous leaders from Acre in Alto da Boa Vista, Rio de Janeiro

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Povo Mehinako

Povo Mehinako

35min39

A contemplative look at the Mehinako from Xingu, Mato Grosso, as they prepare for the annual funerary ritual known as Kuarup

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Rehearsals for Kwarup

Rehearsals for Kwarup

09min21

Rehearsals for the great funeral ritual of the Xingu, the Kuarup, an outtake from the film Mehinako on the dances and songs of one of the most important indigenous rituals

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Shaman Tukuyari

Shaman Tukuyari

12min32

A healing ritual from the Xingu with the shaman of the village Utawana, Pajé Tukuyari, preparing his sacred tobacco, smoking it to enter a trance state, then healing the patient with his hands

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Povo Xavante

Povo Xavante

42min05

Shot in the unique Serra do Roncador in the state of Mato Grosso, a documentary over a day and a night following the Xavante people in their most sacred ritual, the Wai'á'

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Night song for the Yawanawá

Night song for the Yawanawá

05min12

An outtake shot in the Yawanawá village of Nova Esperança, a typical 'new-traditional' song, incorporating guitars into the old chants of the tribe

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Povo Yawanawá

Povo Yawanawá

42min10

A music documentary on the Yawanawá tribe from Acre (border of Peru) during their annual Festival Yawa, which is held every month of october and welcome hundreds of visitors

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Jogo de Ifá

Jogo de Ifá

05min00

A 'game of Ifá', a divinatory practice coming from Africa and perpetuated in Brazil by a few people - including Zero Telles, in Rio de Janeiro

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Terreiro Ilê Asè Atará Magba

Terreiro Ilê Asè Atará Magba

40min34

A film shot at the Terreiro of Mother Gisèle Omindarewá, the day of an important celebration: the festivities for the female Orixás, the Ayabás, responsible for the balance of the land and of life

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Ilê Axé Icimimó Aganju Didè

Ilê Axé Icimimó Aganju Didè

18min37

Recording of a Candomblé ritual to Obaluaê, the Orixá of the cure, in one of the oldest Terreiros that still preserves its music in the outskirts of the ancient town of Cachoeira, Bahia

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Terreiro Xambá

Terreiro Xambá

23min06

The Nação Xambá is an Afro-Brazilian religion with few houses left in the country. This film brings the traditional Xambá ceremony to Oxum, female Orixá connected to the rivers, waterfalls, gold and beauty

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Terreiro de Mina Dom Miguel

Terreiro de Mina Dom Miguel

28min22

A recording of a Tambor de Mina ritual, an afro-brazilian cult from the north of Brazil who mixes African Orixás and specific other deities closer to the Haitian Voodoo, plus rhythms typical to the city of São Luis, Maranhão

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