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Yoruba Choral Group of the Il Ax Omin

 

The Choral group project started after the publication in 2001 of  two books - both by Dr. Jose Flavio Pessoa de Barros which included cds of sacred music sung in Yoruba by Lucinha Pessoa and some godchildren of the Il Ax Omin.   The book project brought about the desire to spread the knowledge of Yoruba music in Brazil, and the choral group was formed.

I attended several rehearsals of the group and a performance at a Conference on Afro-Brazilian religion and the environment (see pictures from the conference on the next page), where the choral group received a standing ovation.

 

Iya Ile Lucinha Pessoa practices her solo

 

 choral practice session

 

singers taking a break

                                               male singers smile for my camera

 

 Aduni Benton, Production Director

 

 

the drummers practice with the group

 

                Group performance at the Cultural Center of the Federal Justice Department June 8, 2006

 

 

 

Next : Conference on Sacred Spaces

 

 

Denise Oliver-Velez