Ritmos Afro Ecléticos – Espírito da Bahia


Allow yourself to be drawn into the world music style of this afro-brazilian music.

Pulling from the spirituality and tonality of Brazil, Santeria of Cuba, Candomblé, India, and West Africa, this downloadable album is perfect for meditation and relaxing dance.


Go beyond traditional Afro-Brazilian music with this utterly unique album.

Ritmos Afro Ecléticos is rich with the instruments that northeastern Brazil, and specifically Bahia, is known for. At the same time it draws upon the common spirituality of Bahia and Western Africa, and extends that spiritual pull all the way to Cuban Santeria and the tonalities of India.

The smooth style of the album makes it perfect for meditation and relaxing dance.

Song list

  1. Viagem Maritima (4:23)
  2. Por do Sol (5:11)
  3. Raga Espiritual (4:38)
  4. Ijexá (2:45)
  5. Espirito da Bahia (3:06)
  6. Malekuku (4:22)
  7. Oxossi e Ossaim (4:17)
  8. Afro Moderno (3:29)
  9. Maracoco (1:44)
  10. Bataxalá (4:59)

Total runtime: 38:46

All songs are either from the public domain or are original compositions of Bira’s. All arrangements are by Bira Santos.


  • Bira Santos: Vocals, Djembe, Moringa, Effects, Congas, Berimbau, Atabaque
  • Lazaro Junior: Djembe, Congas
  • Israel Lima: Vocals, Base Guitar, Calimba, Effects
  • Johanna Ehh: Harmonica
  • Gale Coutillier: Saxophone
  • Mamady Abu Bakr: Reco Reco, Djembe, Talking Drum
  • Kinho Santos: Djembe
  • Angela Moreira: Vocals, Tabla
  • Muriel Soubeyran: Vocals
  • Alison Hammond: Vocals


  • Concept and musical direction: Bira Santos
  • Art: Marie Hegba Tehuti
  • Graphics: Bianca Freitas
  • Recording and mastering: Israel Lima
  • Production: Rachel Santos

Usage rights

While this afro brazilian music is being sold for personal use only, we know we can’t control what happens once it is downloaded and that it is being used commercially without credit or monetary compensation. We also recognize that many independent artists and professionals can’t realistically afford licensing fees, so we ask that if you use it in your dance class or workplace that you please give credit to Bira. Bonus points if you share a link to this page with your students or clients so they can get a copy of the album.

For any other commercial projects, please contact us for licensing.

Thank you for supporting this small, independent artist!