Videos

The video recordings, extracts of which are presented here, were shot as part of a project run by the Laboratory of Oral History and Image at the Federal Fluminense University, Brazil, entitled Luso-Brazilian Speech in Benin and Togo, part of a project entitled Afro-Brazilian Memories, Identities, and Alterities in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries: Images and Sounds of Remembering, coordinated by Dr. Ana Maria Mauad and funded by Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Rio de Janeiro (Faperj, 2008-2010).

Bonfim Festivity in the Singbomey estate, Ouidah – Honoré Felicano Julião de Souza, Chacha VIII, and ambassadors Arnaldo Caiche d’Oliveira and Carmelito de Melo

 

Bonfim Festivity in the Singbomey estate, Ouidah – Performance of the Burrinha (Bourian) – Honoré Felicano Julião de Souza, Chacha VIII, and ambassadors Arnaldo Caiche d’Oliveira and Carmelito de Melo, Marcelin de Souza

 

Bonfim Festivity in the Singbomey estate, Ouidah – Performance of the Burrinha (Bourian) – featuring Yaya / Maman Giganta

 

Bonfim Festivity in the Singbomey estate, Ouidah – Performance of the Burrinha (Bourian) – featuring Yaya / Maman Giganta, Mamywater, and “Mitterrand”

 

Bonfim Festivity in the Singbomey estate, Ouidah – the “samba” dance

 

Bonfim Festivity in the Singbomey estate, Ouidah – featuring capoeira performed by the group Axé Capoeira

 

Mass held in honor of Our Lady of Bonfim in Église du Sacre-Coeur, Porto Novo – the Brazilian Brotherhood of Good Jesus of Porto Novo entering the church

 

Mass held in honor of Our Lady of Bonfim in Église du Sacre-Coeur, Porto Novo – inside the church – Auguste Amaral, Ambassador Carmelito de Melo and wife

 

Mass held in honor of Our Lady of Bonfim in Église du Sacre-Coeur, Porto Novo – inside the church

 

Mass held in honor of Our Lady of Bonfim in Église du Sacre-Coeur, Porto Novo – inside the church – Antoinette Campos, Ambassador Carmelito de Melo, wife, and embassy staff

 

Mass held in honor of Our Lady of Bonfim in Église du Sacre-Coeur, Porto Novo – sermon by the priest about the Agudas

 

Mass held in honor of Our Lady of Bonfim in Église du Sacre-Coeur, Porto Novo – inside the church – Mme Amégan, Auguste Amaral, and choir