Journey of the Orixás is a special performance from the Global Grooves – Manchester Carnival community.
The original street production of Journey of The Orixás was developed in 2013 by the Global Grooves artistic team as a way to pay homage to the rich Orixá traditions of Candomblé in Brazil whilst embarking on a journey celebrating the positive aspects of cultural migration.
This performance features exciting percussion, praise songs, dance, VJ projections, and costumes, all drawing influence from Afro-Brazilian and Afro-Cuban deity worship with ancient African roots. These elements form the foundations of so much of our modern Carnival celebrations, evolving over time and finding their way into modern settings today.
How to view:
– Catch the live stream on Facebook from 7pm on Friday 12th June.
– Make sure you Like ‘The Vale’ and click attending to our virtual event and you’ll get a notification when we’re live.
– Or join the action on YouTube. Subscribe to youtube.com/GlobalGroovesuk for all upcoming Vale Live Gigs. We’ll be broadcasting every week for the foreseeable future.
– You can comment along with everyone else at home through the live feed on Facebook and YouTube.
– Recorded at More Music by Kooj Chuhan (Metaceptive) in March 2018.
– Costumes by Cabasa Carnival Arts.
– Performers – Leon Patel, Eraldo Marques, Holly Prest, Adriana Rosso, Emma Marsh, Mika de Oliveira, Dan Jones, Simone Rhoden, Emily Wood. Guest performer Pete Moser.
– Special thanks to More Music, Pete Moser, Christian Weaver and Jon Hardeman
The Vale is an innovative and creative arts resource for the whole community and the home of the producers of The Vale Live, Global Grooves, as well as a host of other incredible arts organisations. We’re proud to support our local community alongside Emmaus Mossley and More Music.