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A Brazilian pope – maybe

February 20, 2013 2 Comments

Newsmagazine Época speculates this week if any Brazilian cardinal has a chance to become the next pope. Several Vaticanists interviewed for …

Day to celebrate São Sebastião, the patron saint of Rio

January 20, 2013 2 Comments

Enjoy this beautiful clip of “Sebastião”, sang by Gilberto Gil and Milton Nascimento, to celebrate the saint patron of the …

Catholic procession at the sound of sexy Brazilian song

November 14, 2012 One Comment
Catholic procession at the sound of sexy Brazilian song

This one was born to go viral.
The band plays “Ai se eu te pego” – a hit interpreted by Brazilian …

The day of Iemanjá, the sea orixá

February 2, 2012

These two videos were posted in honor of Iemanjá (or Yemanjá), the orixá/ goddess of the oceans in the African-Brazilian …

Ayahuasca, the Amazon religious hallucinogen, conquers the media

January 17, 2012

Ayahuasca, the psychoactive concoction of vines and other plants, is used in ritual ceremonies of a series of different groups …

5 best documentaries about Umbanda

September 27, 2011 4 Comments

One of the fast-growing Brazilian religions, a mix of African traditions and Catholicism, Umbanda is frequently misunderstood and despised. Check …