it's really great to know of a country
where a lot of the afro culture and beliefs
were kept intact!! in mauritius where my origins lie,
we have no real links to africa except for our music and
being part of the A.U. Many of our people still see
the afro culture and beliefs as uncivilised,savage.. but why should we pretend to be frenchman??..
anyways...when did the brazilian irmandades or brotherhoods stop?
it seems to be these things which kept the culture alive!
my people share a musical instrument with brazil(well it died out in mauritius, but our neighbours kept it), you guys call it the berimbau, we call it the bobre you see it in all the capoeira contests..(the long bow with the calabash at the bottom).
please do reply!