Ilê Aiyê

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        The pioneering Afro-Bloco Il+¬ Ayi+¬ was organized in 1974. It was Il+¬ Aiy+¬ who inspired the formation of other Afro-Blocos like Olodum, Muzenza, Ara Ketu, and Mal+¬ Debal+¬, and their creation was fundamental for the advent of the samba/reggae genre. Il+¬ Aiy+¬ was brought to life by a group of dwellers of the Liberdade borough in Salvador who were interested in heightening Negro self-esteem through a new kind of Carnival association. Their music consisted of a blend of the t... Read more

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