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Seun Kuti, son of Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti, films video for his song “Black Woman” with cast of Afro-Brazilian women in Rio and Porto Alegre

14 Nov

All Hail the Beauty of Black Women!!

Black Women of Brazil

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Note from BW of Brazil: In a post from November of 2013, BW of Brazil presented an article about an homage to the late, great Nigerian Afrobeat musician Fela Kuti. The Afro Brasil Museum in  São Paulo presented an exhibition featured the album cover art of some of the musicians greatest albums. The homage demonstrated how the musician’s following and influence has grown over the past decade or so within the Afro-Brazilian community. Add to this the fact that a percentage of the Africans brought to Brazil during the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade were of Nigerian origin and the fact that some Brazilians in the state of Bahia still speak the Yoruba language and practitioners of Afro-Brazilian religion Candomblé worship the Yoruba orixá (deity) to which they sing and make incantations in Yoruba during worship sessions and one could say that there is a spiritual connection between Nigeria and Black Brazil.

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