ERIC Number: ED053599
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1967
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The Afro-Brazilian Fetish Cults: Religious Syncretism.
Hedrick, B. C.
Grambling College Liberal Arts Bulletin, v3 n1 p47-69 Spr 1967
This paper treats the Afro-Brazilian fetish cults found throughout Brazil and examines the syncretism of these cults with Catholicism. The religious practices of the "macumbas" (deities of the Afro-Brazilian cults), ritual music, and the ethnicity of the Negroes from both southern and northern Brazil are discussed. Frequently, excerpts of songs and poetry of the various cults are provided and analyzed. (RL)
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Authoring Institution: Grambling Coll., LA.
Identifiers - Location: Brazil