EDB presents: a two part series w/ Roça de Ogum (Umbanda group from Brazil) | Part 2: Yabá's Gira: Traditional Afro-Brazilian Gira Ritual w/ Cacao Ceremony
- Sat 8th Oct 2022, 4:30pm – 10pm UK time (UTC +01:00)
- The Elmgrove Centre (Main Hall), Elmgrove Road, Bristol, BS6 6AH
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EDB & Ace Collectiv present:
a two part series w/ Roça de Ogum (Umbanda group from Brazil)
Part 2: Yabá's Gira
Saturday 8 October
16:30 - 22:00
The Elmgrove Centre (Main Hall), Bristol
a traditional Afro-Brazilian Gira ritual
w/ cacao ceremony, guided meditation, songs, dance, drumming, myth sharing & more
Two Part Series w/ Roça de Ogum | Part 1 & 2 Ticket Deal
Attend both events for the discounted price of: £50 Standard / £55 Supporter / £45 Low Cost
Roça de Ogum is a Terreiro (spiritual house) located in the city of São Paulo, Brazil. The group carry out studies and works in the Force of Orixá. Their main focus is the study of mediumship, incorporation and the connection with spiritual guides.
They are currently on tour in Europe sharing their studies and rituals, offering an opportunity for all those who seek to know more about the Orixás and the Afro-Brazilian traditions.
Drums have a calling role in Afro-Brazilian religion. Communication is made with the Orixás by the sound and rhythm of the drums. It's a language, a conversation, an exchange of energy.
YABÁ’S GIRA CEREMONY
The word Yabá means ‘Great Mother’. It's how the feminine Orixás in the Afro-Brazilian traditions are referred to. The Gira is one of the main sacred rituals of the Umbanda and is a spiritual space where the connection to spiritual guides and mentors are opened up. In the Gira, the process of opening contact to the spiritual realm is done with songs, drumming and other fundamentals of Umbanda.
ROÇA DE OGUM
The house of ROÇA DE OGUM was founded in São Paulo in 2017. Directed by Sonia Costa, its foundation is the study of the Orixá force, carrying out works of Afro-Brazilian religions.
They recognise the Orixás as a manifestation of the sacred forces of nature and they praise them though chants, dances, ancestral drumming, the use of herbs and the transmission of oral knowledge.
Check out some clips from their previous works in Brazil and Europe: https://vimeo.com/746335202/dad9a0b816
SONIA COSTA is a wisdom keeper, visual artist, art educator and spiritual leader of Roça de Ogum. Originally from Bahia, she has been studying the African Orixá tradition (Yorubá) for the past 20 years.
She began her spiritual journey 19 years ago through Santo Daime, where she entered the studies of sacred Umbandaime.
She is the founder and director of Roça de Ogum which is a Terreiro based in São Paulo. The house studies the Orixá forces with sacred plant medicine. Her research focusses on the Afro-indigenous Brazilian traditions.
She is currently training in Bioenergetic Therapy. Her research is focused on the body as a space of sensitive experience that seeks emotional and spiritual knowledge of self.
LUISA is a percussionist and visual artist who works with video mapping and has been bridging visual and sound for ceremonies and these works for 12 years.
FERNANDA graduated in social communication. She currently works in education and studies a masters degree in Gestalt Psychology. She's a partner of Whatever School, Elevador and Perestroika - schools of creativity based in São Paulo.
ANA is a visual artist and art educator based in São Paulo. As an artist she researches drawing and printmaking and has participated in several exhibitions around the world. She also develops creative projects for young children.
GABRIELA has roots in cinema and graduated in the study of Visual Arts. She has been a herbalist for 9 years and bases her work on Afro-Brazilian shamanic traditions. She makes aromatic alchemy to use for daily ritual with her own company INCENSO NATURAL.
Ceremonial grade cacao provided by CACAOAMOR.
CacaoAmor is committed to respecting and honouring our natural environment through sustainable agriculture, supporting family owned farms to flourish. Keeping alive traditional methods and to preserve ancient varieties of Cacao, as well as an ecosystem of many other plants, trees, and creatures living with the Cacao trees.
16:30 Doors Open
17:30 Opening Circle
17:45 Creation of the World Myth Sharing
17:55 Ancestral Sharing & Collective Altar Making
18:05 Umbandaime Sharing
18:15 Orixá Presentation
18:30 Cacao Ceremony & Gira | Doors Close
21:30 Closing Circle
The Elmgrove Centre (Main Hall), Elmgrove Road, Bristol, BS6 6AH
What to Bring
- dress in white or light coloured clothing for ceremony
- a photo of an ancestor / ancestors or a item that represents an ancestor / ancestors, to place on the altar
- drums & percussion: djembe (or similar), atabaque drum, shakers, marracas, cow bell, etc
- water & bottle
- something to sit down on (blanket, yoga mat, etc)
- anything else you need
Tickets & RSVP
£38 Low Income
£55 On the Door (cash/card)
£? Donation / Add a Donation
We ask those who want to come but cannot afford the ‘Low Income’ ticket option, to donate what they can to support EDB and the Roça de Ogum group from Brazil.
Please note, no one is turned away due to lack of funds.
We encourage those that can afford, to buy a ‘Supporter’ ticket and / or add a donation on top of their chosen ticket.
Part 1 & 2 Ticket Deal
Attend both events for the discounted price of: £50 Standard / £55 Supporter / £45 Low Income / £? Donation
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