01 February 2019
Afro-Brazilians in Benin: religious and cultural aspects of a transatlantic culture

Seminar Global anthropology of religions | Friday, February 1st

Intervention of Joao de Athayde in the seminar Global anthropology of religions.

Joao de Athayde holds a doctorate in anthropology (Aix Marseille). His work focuses on the Afro-Brazilians of Benin (descendants of freed slaves who returned to Africa), and in particular on their folklore and religion. Afro-Brazilians in Benin have a complex religious identity, some are Catholics, some are Muslims, some are Vaudou practicioners. He studied in depth the festival of the Bourian, the festival of the donkey (burrinha) which includes a carnival parade, with masks, music and dances.



Friday, February 1st 2019
10am - 1pm

Room A3-50
FMSH | 54, bd Raspail, Paris 6

Free entrance

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