Street Carnival in Rio de Janeiro
Opening of the carnival: Normally takes place this event on the Av.Rio Branco, when the mayor the keys of the city symbolically hands over the King Momo, and thus heralds the street parties that take place in major urban areas, where parades, balls and competitions are conducted.
Balls in Cinelândia and Lapa
They should combine traditional representatives of the Brazilian Folklore: Frevo, Rancho, African and other groups that have emerged in Rio de Janeiro. Over the four days of Carnival (Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday) gather in front of the Lapa arches known artists and young talents and give the street carnival new life. In Cinelândia it five days with outdoor festivals, featuring groups playing to accompany the traditional performers, carnival marches and where the party is Carnival fools and jump and thus bring back the time has apparently former carnival balls can. Children are from Saturday to Tuesday four balls on the program.
Terreirão do Samba
Outdoor space, dedicated to the one month before the Carnival Terreirão do Samba, the Samba area, is that drives the four crazy days at full steam and the “Saturday the winner” will open. Surrounded by beaches with food and drink attracts a large stage, the attention of everyone. There continuously shows are staged with Brazilian folk music. Just a stone’s throw away from Terreirão do Samba, the visitor is transported during the carnival in a dream world of fantasy. Members of rhythm groups with their drums, beautiful women who present with their costumes and allegories, the most diverse topics, all those who have just finished the move with their samba school or that do not have the right to meet here. Colors, rhythms, shows – all mixed up in a fantastic atmosphere, the greatest joy.
To keep alive the spirit of carnival and the people of Rio to participate and to encourage its visitors are at the four carnival days at different places of the city, conducted by the South Zone to the west area would be about 200 balls for children and adults. Period: from 15:00 bis 03:00 clock clock the following day.
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Street Carnival in Rio de Janeiro
Carnival in Pernambuco
The third carnival town of Brazil is located in Pernambuco. In Recife and Olinda’s rollicking, happy fools driving takes place at the same time as in Rio and Salvador. It is one of the most original and most authentic carnivals in Brazil. He is not content with the three traditional carnival days, but extends over a period of at least ten days. Nowhere else proves the Carnival such a variety of traditions, based on Indian, African and European rituals. Flashy and fast play the wind always the same melody, this catchy tune, the guarantees for a half-hour carnival everyone can sing. The catchy tune is a “Frevo” and “Can-like polka and sounds simultaneously. Frevo dance mainly in the squat, punctuated by acrobatic leaps. For this, the expert spanned a small umbrella over your head swings to keep the balance. What the Samba Rio, the Frevo in Recife and Olinda. (more…)
Carnival in Rio de Janeiro
The Rio carnival reaches its climax in a two-day parade of 1953 in the Avenida held Presidente Vargas, and since the 80′s in the “Sambódromo”, one built under the governor Leonel Brizole in the form of a grandstand Avenue Carnival Stadium. “Road victims” has been called one of the Propagonisten the Rio carnival once. During a year in preparing for the “Escolas de Samba” thousands of years before this event: Music, dance and formation will be rehearsed again and again, issues discussed, written texts, songs composed, produced allegories, designed and tailored costumes. The procession of the great days of any “Escolas” between three and six thousand people present in the Sambodromo. The move is like a football league in the first, second and third division split, with promotion and relegation. A panel of judges evaluated after a meticulous set of criteria originality, rhythm, choreography, dancers, costumes, and the Samba Allegoriewagen the subject. Every “Escola” has as a football club “Torcedores” (trailer). Prestige can win a samba school, when celebrities admit to it or dance in their ranks. (more…)
Only a small group of black men and women was in the carnival in 1975 with the song “What is the Bloco, I would like to know it is Ilê Aiyê, the black world … we are crazy Creoles, and we are totally ok , we have curly hair … white, if you knew what is the value of blacks, would you bathe in tar to be …”, also black drew with drums and rattles in African-style robes through the streets. The Bahian public was shocked and the local newspaper gave the “Block of racism” for “a particular ugly spectacle. In Curuzu, one of the most popular parts of the city of Salvador, a group of young men had found the idea of a carnival club just for blacks. Background was that black Brazilians in many of the big clubs are not allowed to become a member. On Carnival, they played until then mainly as a North American Indians dressed in the so-called Indian groups. Of these blocos de Indio, there are only two: the Apaches and Comanches Thurs Tororo Pelô Thurs. The Bloco Afro Ilê Aiyê started off the black Africans of Bahia a place in the white-dominated carnival (back) zuerobern. The men and women pondered on their African origin and this also applied externally to the expression: they exchanged the jeans with the wide African Bata and Kraushaar were to elaborate, braided, braided hair decorated with shells. From the beginning, the white membership was denied at Ile. (more…)
Bahia’s carnival – the biggest in the world ”
Salvador is the center of the largest street carnival in the world, has been overtaken in popularity and popularity of the carnival in Rio and Recife. For several years, also was established in Coastal Black, in Porto Seguro, an environment, from the big cities of Minas, Rio and São Paulo carnival much appreciated. From Wednesday until Ash Wednesday by dancing to the rhythm of the many monsters on sound truck playing “Trio Eléctricos” – special features of the Bahian carnival. Previously dominated here, the salon and Club Carnival, until in 1950 two musicians called Dodo and Osmar Aragão with the driver on an old Ford two speakers mounted street carnival and the new “booming” gave impetus. The old vehicle is now a museum piece in the Casa da Música at Lagoa do Abaeté, but the triumph of the trio Eléctricos was not now be stopped. Their number is already in the hundreds, every year they have bigger, stronger and more complex watt. And the crowd of followers hopping also increases resistance.
Unlike Rio, where most events are organized in clubs and schools draw the carnival with a stadium, found the spectacle taking place almost exclusively in Salvador on the road. Historically, the Bahian carnival already emerged separately, the poet and researcher Antonio Risério. “On one side of the” white “Carnival of living with balls in closed clubs where quadrille and the waltz was danced. On the other side of the Carnival of Blacks, the Carnival of the road, for the Samba Batuque, between shells and rattles. Since then, things have changed. Nevertheless remain in the street carnival people of different races and origins of each group among themselves. The only exception is at Olodum, who is also with the white middle class in Afro-fashioned block. (more…)
There are Marine Creatures such as Sharks, Rays, Sole, Shrimp and Even Dolphins that Inhabit the AmazonTuesday, March 15th, 2011
Why is the Amazon River as the river, it quickly becomes clear when you look at his size makes clear: its volume corresponds to one hundred times the Rhine, with its flood tide swells to more than 280,000 cubic meters per second. The next largest river in the world, surpassing the Congo, the Amazon two and a half to five times the water flow, the Mississippi Zwölfmahl would even fit inside it. And in Switzerland it would be just an island – as the island Marajó, located in the 250-mile-wide estuary and about as large as the land of the Swiss.
If you measure the length of the Amazon to its most distant source, high in the Andes, he achieved incredible 6.788km. Over a distance of 2.000km well the main run is an average of five miles wide, but at high tide, the river pulls apart up to 120km. He’s so deep, an average of 30-40, sometimes even 100 meters, that it can drive themselves deep-sea vessels, usually to Manaus, in high water up to Iquitos at the foot of the Andes in Peru. (more…)
The Brazilian city of Parati is located on the Atlantic Ocean just off the road between the port city of Santos and to the city of Rio de Janeiro. Until the year 1954, Parati be reached only by boat, then by sea. An exact founding date of the city Parati has not yet been determined. Nevertheless, it is known that the end of the 17th Century led near here discovered gold and precious stone deposits to a short-term wealth Paratis. From this period dates the almost entirely preserved historic old town, which was completed in 1958 already listed. The image of the car-free inner city is marked by white painted houses and colorful interior window frames and doors. Parati is crossed by cobbled streets, which were originally built by slaves of the plantation owners living here. Among the interesting colonial buildings are preserved along with magnificent houses but also the old Hafenkaianlagen and several church buildings, including the Church of Santa Rita and the Church of Nossa Senhora da Conceicao.
Near the Igreja de Santa Rita is located at Rua Marechal Santos Dias, the oldest house in Parati. Here is an inscription found in an original wooden beams of the well-preserved house on the year of 1699th Today, home to some 30,000 residents, the city Parati. Many live on tourism and maintain and renovate the buildings of their city with great devotion. Parati is also known for its many colorful festivals with music and dance.
In one of the bright white-painted villas, Villa Boa Vista, Julia lived man, the mother of the writer Thomas Mann and his brother Henry spent her first seven years of life. (more…)