“Smoking in Abreu e Lima,” Abreu e Lima, 2010, 13×19
About an hour north of Recife, this participant smokes ritual tobacco as a way of communicating with the orixás and enabling the deities to speak through them to the assembled members.
Jason Gardner tells both written and visual stories. He specializes in music, portraits, and travel. He is currently documenting traditional musicians and culture in Brazil’s Northeast states. Find out more....