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or Can·dom·blé  (kän-do͝om-blĕ′)
A religion based on African traditions with elements derived from Christianity, practiced chiefly in Brazil.

[Portuguese Candomblé, ritual drum music, of Bantu origin (perhaps imitative of the sound of drums).]
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(Portuguese kænˈdəʊmbleɪ; kændɒmˈbleɪ)
(Christian Churches, other) any of a number of similar religious cults in Brazil that combine elements of Roman Catholicism with elements of West African, esp Yoruba, and South American Indian religions
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She suggests that lie Aiye's work has consistently been transformative in its insistence on dark-skinned performers, grounding in Cadomble percussion rhythms, singing songs such as "E o mundo negro" (It's a black world), extolling African hair texture and wooly braids, countering ideas of Africa as primitive, and presenting researched representations of the African diaspora in their annual themes.
The Afro-Taino motifs that appear in the works of Jorge Soto and other artists who comprised Taller Boricua's core membership are attributable to the confluence of several factors: (a) a desire among these artists to align their aesthetic ancestries back to great ancient civilizations in Africa and Latin America; (b) access to museums that house extensive collections of African, Afro-Diaspora and Native American art; (c) identification with the cultures and social struggles of an array of African, African-American and AfroLatino and Native peoples across the Americas; (d) exposure to African-Diaspora religions such as Santeria, Voodoo and Cadomble through popular music and/or direct engagement with these religious practices.