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Santa Teresa D´Avila celebration at Itamatatiua Quilombo, Alcantara, Maranhao State, northeastern Brazil. Black young women pray and sing inside catholic church. 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.