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Condomble - Raminho leads the ancient ritual dance

In this film devotees, dressed mostly in white, dance around a sacred altar creating a circular mandala in the camomile leaves strewn on the floor. The high priest Raminho leads the call and response chanting and singing accompanied by the percussion musicians.

Condomble Audience

Condomble audience

Families from the surrounding communities watch the ritual unfold as the devotees dance and chant to the afoxe rhythms.