It‘s unique to Cuba and Brazil: Santeria and Candomblé are two closely-related Afro-Latin-American religious systems, even though the two countries are geographically remote from one another.
The rhythms and drums are like West African Gods. The sugar cane plantations, once farmed by slaves from the Yoruba, Ewe and Fon peoples near Salvador da Bahia and Matanzas in Cuba feature strikingly similar cultural characteristics – the multi-talented Guga Stroeter from São Paulo and his Brazilian-Cuban band project Agô Reverb musically investigate the connections. The front man of a range of bands, vibraphonist, composer, club operator, music researcher and psychoanalyst traces the tracks with his Candomblé Santería Crossover.
Traffic restrictions From 23 July, John-Foster-Dulles-Allee is closed to motorized traffic between Haus der Kulturen der Welt and Spreeweg. The Haus is still accessible to drivers coming from the direction of the Reichstag but parking is severely restricted. The 100 Bus route will be diverted to Straße des 17. Juni and there is a provisional bus stop “Haus der Kulturen der Welt”. More...