'Don’t ask questions, just observe!’ Boundary politics in Bahian Candomblé

@inproceedings{Port2009DontAQ,
  title={'Don’t ask questions, just observe!’ Boundary politics in Bahian Candombl{\'e}},
  author={M.P.J. van de Port},
  year={2009}
}
When I got stuck in a traffic jam in Sâo Goncalo do Retiro, a peripheral neighborhood in Salvador in which the terreiro (temple) called Ile Axe Opo Afonja is situated, I began to realize that my assumptions about the upcoming event had been wrong. From what I had read in the announcement, the Semana Cultural da Heranca Africana na Bahia (Cultural Week of the African Heritage in Bahia), was going to be yet another one of these rather boring meetings of Salvador’s Candomble elite, who organize a… CONTINUE READING