Here are a few images from Carnaval this year – it was quite busy as could be imagined, so this is just a rough edit and I am sure I will have more images to post when I process and edit them more thoroughly at the home studio! There’s a few from the Galo da Madrugada, the Homen da Meia Noite, and blocos of Olinda. Here’s a taste of the cultural stew of Carnaval in Pernambuco!
This was quite a nice day at a beautiful location, Poço Panela which is a cobblestoned neighborhood of Recife. There were frevo bands, the king and queen of the bloco of the beards, and a group of caboclinhos who trace their heritage to the indigenous side of the culture here. Besides the cultural stew, they actually were serving two types of wonderful stew as well – a caldinho (bean stew) and and okra and hot dog stew! All in all everyone was in the Carnaval mood including me – see previous post of the green goateed photographer!
Every Sunday leading up to Carnaval, in Olinda the blocos parade and practice. Everyone says “Ja e Carnaval em Olinda!” (“It’s already Carnaval in Olinda!”), and especially on Sundays. I visited a few Sundays ago, and here’s a couple of images of the bloco Pitombeira Quatros Cantos.
In the early morning right after dawn, after the all-night sambada do maracatu, dancing the cavalo-marinho in the streets of Condado, just for the joy of it!
A yellow umbrella used for traditional New Orleans jazz band. Reminds me of the frevo umbrellas in Recife Carnaval. There’s definitely a connection – New Orleans 2nd line and Carnaval rhythms… I’m getting Carnaval on my mind.