[ONLINE] University of Aveiro, Portugal

October 21, 22 and 23 2020

From Ciata d’Oxum to Dora d’Oyá: Women on the Frontline of Samba and Candomblé

Maíra de Deus Brito

Brazil is a country made by its women and black people. This article aims to recall the importance of the role played by black women in the history of samba and Candomblé, based on the lifes and trajectories of Ciata d’Oxum and Dora d’Oyá – women from the State of Bahia who made and still make history in Rio de Janeiro and Brasília, respectively. 

Keywords: Women; samba; candomblé; Ciata d’Oxum; Dora d’Oyá.