Cosi, Eue: Singing the Orishas Translated Into Voice of Maria Bethania

Carlos Alberto Batista Santos, Marcleide Sa Miranda Oliveira, Roberto Remigio Florencio


The Afro-Brazilian religions suffer great prejudice in Brazil, although internalized through textbooks the miscegenation of the three races forming the Brazilian ethnic groups, the Indians, the Europeans, and black Africans. This paper aims to highlight the culture of Afro-Brazilian religions, focusing on Candoblé, taking the music as a religious element, using the repertoire of the singer, Maria Bethânia, principal artist in the national scene to value the African and Indigenous arrays, evoking the Orishas, animals and plants, contributing to the demystification and withdrawal from marginality these expressions of religiosity and faith.

Keywords: Religious syncretism, Candomblé, Brazilian Popular Music

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