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Daniela De Armas
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Mother, Grandmother, London Lucumi Choir director, Iyalorisha and artist.
Mother, Grandmother, London Lucumi Choir director, Iyalorisha and artist.

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Every October the UK celebrates Black History Month.  Although I have always asked  ” what about the other 11 months?”, it is a good opportunity to highlight history and also contemporary artists and events going on in the UK. JON DANIEL AFRO-SUPER HERO:…

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Originally posted on Candomblé in the USA: The last two weeks have seen an unusual surge in violence against terreiros in Rio https://latuffcartoons.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/sai-tolerancia.gif de Janeiro. Drug dealers, who are being paid by Evangelical…

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This will probably be one of the most candid blogs I have ever written, and also will ever write. In addition, it has taken me along time to put pen to paper since it is a subject that is difficult to talk about. September has been a hard month for me…

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This last week or two, my facebook feed  went insane post Beyonce’s performance at the grammy awards. The last time it happened was around the time of “Lemonade”. I don’t really make much noise since in reality, for me the questions brought up had no…

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One thing that bugs me about the continuous and unstoppable commercialisation and appropriation at times, is the tendency of the Orisha to be narrowed down to one, or two dimensional characters. The visualisation of Orisha has always been a fascination to…

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Lullaby For Naila Celebration at Rich Mix in SHorditch on the 5th May 2016

On Thursday 5th May 2016, The London Lucumi Choir presents the celebration of our second CD “Lullaby for Naila”. Our celebration takes place at Rich Mix in Shoreditch. This album was a very special project. It was inspired by the birth of my granddaughter…
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