Learn the rhythms of candomblé music from a Brazilian native with more than 20 years of experience playing the sacred rhythms inside a candomblé house.
As alabé of Terreiro Ile Axê Omim Jo’ba, Bira’s function inside the candomblé house is the head musician. He is the primary caretaker for the atabaques (drums) and is responsible for the music during the candomblé ceremonies — from song selection to leading each song throughout the ceremony.
Filled with rich percussion, this is the candomble music that is used to summon the Orixás. The 13 selected songs from this album are some of the most commonly used in ceremonies, but are just a fraction of the hundreds of possible combinations.
- Aramunha Abertura (2:18)
- Vasé Ogum (2:24)
- Agere Oxossê (2:49)
- Bravum Oxumaré (2:26)
- Savalu Oxumaré, Obaluaê (2:12)
- Opanijê, Obaluaê, Omolu (2:31)
- Oluja De Xangô (2:55)
- Barravento Oxum, Logumedê (2:06)
- Ijexá Oxum (2:00)
- Ilu Oya (2:28)
- Jincá Iemanjá (2:05)
- Ibi – Oxalá (2:28)
- Aramunha (3:08)
Total play time: 31:50
All of the rhythms on this album are in the public domain.
- Musical director: Bira Santos
- Musical guests: Spike, Robson Junior, Mateus
- Audio mastering: Guga
- Recording: Marie Eva Clemont
- Photography: Bira Santos, Orlan Jensen
- Graphics: Orlan Jensen
- Recording location: Diaspora Arte center
- Cultural support: Terreiro Ile Axê Omim Jo’ba