Jorge Alabe

Candomblé song and dance

Master Candomblé drummer Joge AlabeACTA’s Apprenticeship Program in 2010 with apprentice Anìbal Mejia.  Their apprenticeship focused on the songs and dances used to perform rituals and liturgy for O presente às aguas, or “the offering to waters,” a public ritual honoring life-giving water orixás.  Anìbal also worked with Jorge in learning, documenting, and translating the Yoruba-based Candomblé songs, as well as deepening his skill in dance and song for each orixá.


Master Candomble drummer Jorge Alabê.  Photo courtesy of Jorge Alabê

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