Carybé: The Colours of Bahia in Central London

Just a short stroll from Soho, yet a world away from London, this summer the Embassy of Brazil offers the opportunity to capture the colourful delights of Bahia – home of Afro-Brazilian culture.

Carybé: The Colours of Bahia” exhibits in the “Sala Brasil” hall of the Brazil Embassy, showcasing a collection of vibrant works by Argentinian artist Hector Julio Páride de Bernabó, better known as Carybé (1911 – 1997). From food to religion, music to dance, this collection of silk-screen works complimented by narrative of Jorge Amando, tells an intriguing story… distinctively Bahian.

On a brief visit to London, Greek documentary filmmaker Dionysios Kostakis gave his view of the exhibition:

Videographer Dionysis
Documentary filmmaker Dionysis “… relationship between Bahian everyday life and Candomblé spirituality”

“This exhibition (part of ‘o compare de ogun’ series) shows the inevitable relationship between Bahian everyday life and Candomblé spirituality. What is looked down upon as a result of historical reasons rooted in racial prejudice, is actually a rich cultural expression which has influenced Brazilian dance, cuisine, music and movement.”

Check out Dionysis Kostakis’ “Orita Films” Youtube channel for more info on his work.

Carybé: The Colours of Bahia is exhibiting from the 3rd June – 17th July 2015 at
Embassy of Brazil
14-16 Cockspur Street
London SW1Y 5BL

For more on Embassy of Brazil (London) culture events CLICK HERE

Admission: FREE

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