|The Theme for Carnival 2011
The beat provides the Rhythm. Feel the rhythms and become part of the magic.
Salvador Brazilians have known for some time that Carnaval Salvador Bahia is unique. Although its style is the most imitated throughout the country there can only be one peak energy concentration of people party power. You don't have to dance in the streets to know your at the center of the greatest annual energy field created on the planet but it helps. One of the most distinctive elements of Salvador Carnaval is their rhythm developed by the late great Neguinho
200 plus Carnival
groups parading over seven days,
you can't find
more groups or more people anywhere than at this great people's party in Brazil's other
great historic seaside City.
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en.wikipedia.org/Bahian_Carnaval " The success of Chiclete com Banana, along with the evolution of Ilê-Ayê and the emergence of Olodum played a part in transforming Salvador’s Carnaval into the biggest, longest, most itinerant open air show in the world.
Muse of Salvador Carnaval: Sheila Mello, Sheila Carvalho, Daniela Mercury, or Ivete Sangalo - Our Top 25 Muses of Rio Carnaval has proved very popular.
Axé Carnaval in
Salvador Bahia by carnaval.com
Carnavals list by world-party
|BLOCOS with Trio Electricos:||
Trio Electricos have come a long way since
their introduction in 1950. Today they are huge moving stages with massive
sound systems on the lower level and musical stars performing on top. Bands playing their
own hit songs and the other popular songs of the Carnaval lead the "blocos" made
up of thousands of young people wearing simple tunic costumes called "abadás"
who are well protected from the surging masses of spectator participants by security guys
holding rope barriers.
(ah-fo-shay) A traditional group which sings and dances in praise to
the Candomblé divinities or orixás.
The parade form is Salvador's oldest using atabaques,
agogôs, xequerê as instruments
dancing in the rhythm known as "ijexá "
The first Afoxés by emtursa.com.br
v FILHOS DE GANDHI
Rua Gregório de Matos, 53 - Pelourinho - Cep: 40025-060 - Fone: (071) 321-7073 e-mail:: [email protected]
Sons of Gandi is the most famous afoxe. The nearly 5,000 member all-male bloco is always a source of great anticipation. Founded in 1949 on the occasion of the City's 400 anniversary and as a way to honor the life work of the great Indian pacifist leader Mahatma Gandhy who'd been assassinated the year before. You'll see members wearing turbans with a blue sapphire distribute beads and other joyful surprises to the delighted audience. Their rhythm is called ijexá and they spray spectators along the parade route with perfume and talcum powder. Their beads are highly coveted
|Afro Blocos- Ilê Aiyê||
Axe (Ahh-shay) Music takes its name from an Afro-Brazilian term meaning "peace be with you") and originated with the percussion of the Afro-bloco Carnival groups. The 200 Salvador Trio Electrico work year-round now taking their distinctive sound as far North as CanCun Mexico. Their success can be traced to Ijexá music introduced by Ilê Aiyê in the 70's who mixed in heavy rhythms from the Afro-Brazilian Candomblé religion to begin the ascendancy of Salvador's distinctive Carnaval traditions.
ileaiye.com.br [no mas]
Aiyê Rua do Curuzu, 233 - Liberdade -
|More Afro Blocos|
|Carlinhos Brown Timbalada||
|Irreverent, inimitable, and
indispensable Carlinhos Brown is the
King of Salvador Carnaval and
an inspiration to Carnavalescos around the world. His recent
collabroations with another Salvador institution include '99's
Carlinhos Brown and his Carnival group Timbalada represent the best of Bahia Carnival. A cultural hero and amazing talent Carlinhos maintains an admirable relationship with the streets where so many of his rhythms simmer before being launched is his music academy.
The most internationally famous
Carnival group in all of Brazil is
Olodum (pronounced oh-lo-doon). Founded in 1979 Olodum
as an Afro bloco, Olodum has grown to become a major institution with many directors and
numerous youth, health and public welfare programs centered around Salvador's historic
Pelourinho district. The group and its head drummer Mestre Neguinho do Samba is
credited with creating the samba reggae (pronounced sam-ba heg-gay) sound, which dominates
Salvador Carnival as well as numerous great classics songs which are covered by all the
Carnival bands every year. Olodum traditionally begins its three Carnival
parades in Pelourinho Square late on Friday, Sunday and Tuesday.
African Music Encyclopedia: Olodum '98
play samba reggae (pronounced sam-ba heg-gay), the group grew out of the blocos afros (Black carnival associations) tradition begun in 1974 in Bahia
|Campo Grande: Find paid seating for
2000 which is often available as well as the press box, medical center and
lots of food & beverage tents.
Kid's Place: a special space close to the Osmar circuit.
Castro Alves Square: famous point of reference on the route especially Tuesday night till dawn
Terreiro de Jesus and Praça da Sé Squares in Pelourinho: starting point for many African groups inc. Olodum, Muzenza & Filhos de Gandhy
Band Stands by City Hall between Saturday and Tuesday, will sponsor extensive programming of bands and children's balls in five neighborhoods.
Barra - Ondina , Barra-Ondina: the Dodo Circuit Dodo Parade Map by emtursa.com.br ||
Barra means beach and here it is possible to enjoy the Carnival from a restaurant deck with the sea in the background. The safest of the three routes especially if your watching from your luxury hotel window
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Micaretas- off-season Carnavals
of Brazilian Music by Slipcue
AxeMusic at tripod.com To
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Bahian Music by Bill Hinchberger for fuzzlogic.com '97
Bill, the dean of American journalists in Brazil, now has his own web site Brazilmax.com
Radio MPB by musicalfm.com.br
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|Carnavals Elsewhere (in Northeastern Brazil)|
The third great carnaval region of Brazil consisting of the urban state capital of Recife, the historic village of Olinda and the high-rise hotel beach resort of Boa Viagem. This is where the local frenetic dance of Frevo traces its origins to Lent processions.
Rivalry between early Frevo Clubs played itself out through Polka march music
performed by the men. When the women wanted to participate, Carnival Blocos were formed
with ropes protecting the families from the wildness of the streets. During the day you
may meet a Troça Carnavalesca Mista who have come to "wake the people up" with
fun and ridicule or a parading samba school. Two distinctive Pernambuco
costume traditions are the Turmas or clowns and puppets.
FREVO origins: Professor Waldemar de Oliveira writes that this very singular dance has its origins in the movements of "capoeira" followed by bandits who liked to perform in front of their favorite bands. Thus police pursuit helped create the frevo styling eventually giving way to today's "passistas."
CARNAVALs of the NorthEast
Links to Northeastern Carnavals & Festivals
Carnaval 2004 || Carnaval 2002
Fotos: 2004 Carnaval ||
is noteworthy for the flexibility and syncretism of its spiritual practices. Candomblé,
originally an African word denoting a dance in honor of the gods, is also a general term
for the many Afro-Catholic syncretic cults of Brazil. Candomblé ceremonies are conducted
in the Yoruba-Africa tongue and follows a polytheistic model of getting to know various
divinities called Orixás (pronounced O-ree-sha) as they relate to your path in this
world. Each of these psychic energy models or archetypes is represented by a Catholic
saint and has a history and personality. Exú, the trickster messenger deity who makes
things possible as the god of the crossroads between worlds, is thus an early part of
nearly all Candomblé ceremonies. Exú's unfortunate association with the Catholic devil
underscores a different doctrine which rarely finds pure good or evil in any action.
Iemanjá, (her Catholic saint counterpart is the Virgin Mary) is associated with the sea
and water is also a very important Candomblé deity. Her February 2 festival, includes a
grand maritime procession of participants offering flowers, can often be combined with a
If you wish to attend a Candomblé ceremony, you will need to be an invited guest and must be concerned about observation of the customs so as to not disturb the ritual ceremonies. This is not difficult as the many guides soliciting business in the Pelourinho will tell you. When in doubt, wear white for certain colors such as black, purple and brown should be avoided. The candomblés are generally out of the urban zone.
Wanderlust | "My Night of Candomblé"
Body, Dance and Music: Identity in Candomblé
|Capoeira is a distinctly Afro-Brazilian in origin but
is today gaining practitioners all over the world. What is capoeira? A fight, a dance, and
a game combined into a creative, dynamic art form which combines body and soul. Fighters are
always playful and respectful and throughout Bahia and Brazil you will find rodas
(semicircles) of practitioners playing the berimbau and other instruments to
provide an interactive rhythm. An important tradition for a capoeira school is the
graduation ceremony or batizado
(baptism) where new players are initiated and the hard work of the your last year is
recognized by your group.
Learn why a capoeirista is given a new name at their batizado
home / Capoeira Angola ||
"The Capoeira Angola is one trace of the African Bantu in Brazil. It conserves its essence in the N'golo, ticket ritual to the adult life"
Capoeira in the SF Bay Area
Our guide to the region with the most capoeira outside of Brazil
capoeuropa.com || capoeuropa.com
Many Brazilian sites listed by state
www.capoeira.com by ABADÁ-Capoeira went off the web in 2001and returns Feb 9, 2002.
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