Photography by Jarrel Phillips
Featured in the Cloud of Witnesses Exhibition, Omi Gallery, September - October 2017 : Oakland, CA

(from first frame to last)

  1. Bahia, Brazil. 2017
    Street art of Rua dos Adôbes in Santo Antonio, Salvador.
  2. Lakou Souvenance, Gonaïves - Haiti. 2016
    Spirits of Danbala. The initiates jump into the Danbala pool as part of the vodou ritual.
  3. San Paolo, Brazil. 2017
    An Afro-Brazilian folkloric dance performance at the Cordão de Ouro 50th Anniversary capoeira celebration.
  4. Salvador, Bahia - Brazil. 2017
    Afro-Brazilian dance instructor at Escola de Dança da FUNCEB.
  5. Bahia, Brazil. 2017
    Drumming in the streets.
  6. San Francisco, California. 2017
    San Francisco natives celebrating SF Carnaval and Grand Parade.
  7. San Francisco, California. 2017
    Batalá San Francisco in the SF Carnaval celebration.
  8. Zanzibar, Tanzania. 2016
    Zanzibar Stone Town Capoeira (ZSTC) youth playing capoeira in Stone Town, Zanzibar.
  9. Zanzibar, Tanzania. 2012
    Capoeira lessons from Mestre Urubu Malandro. The young boy throws an armada kick.
  10. Zanzibar, Tanzania. 2012
    Practicing bridges in a capoeira workshop with Mestre Urubu Malandro.
  11. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 2012
    An Ethiopian folkloric dance performance.
  12. Salvador, Bahia - Brazil. 2017
    Contemporary dance at Escola de Dança da FUNCEB.
  13. Lakou Souvenance, Gonaïves - Haiti. 2016
    He stands beneath the sacred Mapou Tree, the place believed to be home to all the ancestors.
  14. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 2012
    Kids posing after a capoeira workshop.
  15. Gulu, Uganda. 2012
    A community’s cultural dance and drum presentation.
  16. Gulu,Uganda. 2013
    B-Boys (break dancers) in Gulu. Hip-hop culture.
  17. Lakou Souvenance, Gonaïves - Haiti. 2016
    A woman asks for a blessing from an initiate during a Danbala ceremony.
  18. Zanzibar, Tanzania. 2012
    An artist and his work.
  19. Lakou Souvenance, Gonaïves - Haiti. 2016
    Evening vodou ceremony of music, dance and song.
  20. San Paolo, Brazil. 2017
    Capoeira Roda at the Cordão de Ouro 50th Anniversary capoeira celebration.
  21. San Francisco, California. 2017
    Celebrating the Bayview's African Outlet Anniversary.
  22. Salvador, Bahia - Brazil. 2017
    A drumming conversation at the Escola de Dança da FUNCEB.