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Cloth and African Identity in Bahia, Brazil

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 2 : Latin America and the Caribbean

Bloomsbury Academic, 2005

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...The Ilê Aiyê (House of Life) Carnaval of the Afro-Brazilian state of Bahia presents a dramatic fusion of drumming, dance, and song. Spectators are routinely stunned by this three-thousand-strong parade, and its impression is owed in part...