Let's Make Some Noise: Axe and the African Roots of Brazilian Popular Music

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Clarence Bernard Henry's book is a culmination of several years of field research on sacred and secular influences of ase, the West African Yoruba concept that spread to Brazil and throughout the African Diaspora. Ase is imagined as power and creative energy bestowed upon human beings by ancestral spirits acting as guardians. In Brazil, the West African Yoruba concept of ase is known as axe and has been reinvented, transmitted, and nurtured in Candomble, an Afro-Brazilian religion that is practiced in Salvador, Bahia. The ...

Let's Make Some Noise: Axe and the African Roots of Brazilian Popular Music 2012, University Press of Mississippi, Jackson

ISBN-13: 9781617033278

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Let's Make Some Noise: Axe and the African Roots of Brazilian Popular Music 2008, University Press of Mississippi

ISBN-13: 9781604730821

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