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Candomblé at Rio da Rãs Quilombo, Bom Jesus da Lapa, Bahia State, Brazil. African-originated or Afro-Brazilian religion, practiced chiefly in Brazil by the "povo de santo" ( people of saint ). The rituals involve the possession of the initiated by Orishas, offerings and sacrifices of the mineral, vegetable and animal kingdom, healing, dancing / trance and percussion. Candomblé draws inspiration from a variety of people of the African Diaspora, but it mainly features aspects of Yoruba orisha veneration. A quilombo is a Brazilian hinterland settlement founded by people of African origin. Most of the inhabitants of quilombos were escaped former slaves and, in some cases, a minority of marginalised non-slave Brazilians that faced oppression during colonization.