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Journey of the Orixas

Journey of the Orixas

Taking its inspiration from the deities of the Candomblé tradition, ‘Journey of the Orixas’ is a celebration of the positive aspects of cultural migration. The project pays homage and respect to the ancient and beautiful traditions of our African ancestors and to the many taken from their homelands as slaves to the new world.

Journey of the Orixas features African percussive phrasing and dance, Afro-Brazilian Carnival traditions, visual arts, and ancient lost praise songs of age old African gods. This ambitious presentation engaged with over 150 participants from across the UK and culminated with a final performance at Manchester Day Parade.

Journey of the Orixas