candomble - Antonette Adiova Musicology 139 MUSIC AND...

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Antonette Adiova Musicology 139
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Ritual – a religious or solemn ceremony consisting of a series of actions performed according to a prescribed order. Functions of music in religious ritual: To call on the spirit world and to send people into trance/facilitate spirit possession To provide structure MUSIC AND RITUAL
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Brazil Origins of Candomblé Beliefs Rituals Music
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5 th largest country in the world Former colony of Portugal Language: Portuguese Religion: predominantly Catholic
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Located on the Northeast coast of Brazil 38% of all slaves that came to the Americas went through Bahia. 80% of population is of Black African origin
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Term is believed to be African (Bantu) in origin Worship includes the Yoruba dialect, animal sacrifice, initiations, song genres, drumming, dance, and trance Syncretic African worship Catholicism
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Practiced in terreiros also called casas (house temples) Leader of the house is the preist or priestess, either pai de santo (if male) or mae de santo (if female)
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This note was uploaded on 02/16/2012 for the course MUSICOL 139 taught by Professor Castro during the Fall '11 term at University of Michigan.

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candomble - Antonette Adiova Musicology 139 MUSIC AND...

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