Quilombo, Full Film, A Critical Review and 300 Years of Zumbi


Quilombo is a Yoruba-Portuguese word for free nation states of escaped enslaved Afrikans.This particular quilombo is named Palmares, the largest independent Nation State in history with estimates of up to 20,000 members. Palmares, or Quilombo dos Palmares, was developed from 1605 until its suppression in 1694. According to written sources and legend, the most famous rulers of Quilombo dos Palmares were Ganga Zumba and and his nephew Zumbi dos Palmares. Ifa, Yoruba culture, language, ritual and spiritual traditions were maintained in the Afrikan Diaspora as is depicted in this Docudrama