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Music in the Afro Brazilian Religion Candomble
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Candomble is a term used to describe a religion based majorly in Brazil. The religion initially had its roots from Africa though some of its components came from Bahia.
The religion has its features based on the soul and thus the reason why it is unique as compared to other religions in the region. Having come from Africa does not however mean that all the character traits of the religion came from the continent. Many of the features actually came as developments by the Afro Brazilian people in an effort to expand the religion. The features included in the religion include vigorous rituals and music that are very imperative in its development. The Capoeira is one recognized art in the Afro Brazilian setting that has the combination of music and dance. The specific ritual is martial art created in Brazil by slaves of the African continent and characterized by very fast and swift moves that are rather complex for anyone not well trained to comprehend. The power exerted in the dance is vast and thus for a person to perform the art well, strength is an important factor. One of the instruments used in the Capoeira is the berimbau. The instrument has its importance in that it brings out the rhythm of the songs in performance. Rhythm is an integral part of the ritual and without it; there can be no sense of dance in the music played in the Capoeira. ...
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