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Carnaval/Carnival in Salvador 2017 - What's Happening???

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    February 8, 2017 11:01 AM ART

    E aí gente! What's happening with you and carnaval this year?

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    February 8, 2017 11:27 AM ART

    This year's carnival is going to be the world's longest! Whereas for years it's begun on Thursday, this year it for all practical purposes begins on the Saturday before the "official" Thursday. That's the day of the Fuzuê, when all sorts of highly traditional folkloric-type groups will march from Ondina to the Farol (Lighthouse) da Barra (João do Boi will be there!).

    Then on Sunday, following the same route, it's the Furdunçu, with a lot of interesting music including Magary Lord in Alavontê (although to be honest I find Magary much more interesting than this group he participates in). The concept of the Furdunçu is music on/in moveable carriers much smaller than Salvador's monstrous trio elétricos.

  • February 8, 2017 11:34 AM ART

    FUZUÊ (18 de fevereiro - sábado)

    Homenagem a Pedrinho da Rocha com bloco Sarapa
    Quabales
    Insaba Mazá
    Grupo Chegança dos Marujos Fragata Brasileira
    Paroano Sai Milhó
    Banda Commanche
    As Kuviteiras
    Jacú e Barão
    Cia de Dança e Folguedos
    Bloco Afro Malê Debalê
    Clube dos Caretas
    Grupo Folclórico Cultural Zambiapunga
    Mascarados de Maragogipe
    Pierrot Tradição de Plataforma
    Grupo Cultural Mandús de Cachoeira
    Careta Tradicional de Acupe
    Barquinha de Bom Jesus dos Pobres
    Samba Chula de São Braz
    Bloco Samba Popular
    Samba de Nicinha-Raízes de Santo Amaro

    FURDUNÇO (19 de fevereiro - domingo)

    Oficina de Frevos e Dobrados
    Coletivo Carrinho Multimidia
    Marcos Clement e Banda Arapuka
    Band´Aiyê
    Banda Jurema
    Orquestra de Pandeiros de Lauro de Freitas
    Bailinho de Quinta
    Paulo Raio
    Os Informais
    Marcionílio Prado
    Adriano Rezende
    Lucas di Fiori
    Banda Barra Ondina
    Edd Bala e Fanfarra Mágica
    Flor Serena
    Batifun
    Vitrola Baiana
    Alexandre Leão
    Silvia Patricia e Tuk Tuk Sonoro
    Chocolate Riveros
    Os Marchistas
    Alex da Costa e Coreto Elétrico
    Luciano Calazans
    Dionorina
    Baianafolia
    Alavontê
    Banda Ruy Tapajós
    Júlio Caldas
    Marquinhos Café
    Samba de Farofa
    Ambiente Brasileiro
    Banda Alma
    Léo Santana
    BaianaSystem

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    February 8, 2017 2:09 PM ART

    Viva Malê de Balê no (in the) Fuzuê! They're from my neighborhood of Itapoan!

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    February 8, 2017 2:11 PM ART

    But I'll be going out with Afoxé Filhos de Gandhy!

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    February 8, 2017 4:40 PM ART

    The theme of Carnival in Pelourinho (Carnival proper gets its own theme) is "Tropicália", the musical movement founded by Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil and colleagues....Brazil meets San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)... That's a lovely melody there (!), but the song sure doesn't swing (admittedly it wasn't meant to) and to me this movement was about joining, broadly speaking, one of the swingingest styles ever evolved (samba) to one of the most insipidly swingingly-clueless (west coast American rock) ever stillborn.

    Are you coming, to Pelourinho... Be sure to wear, some flowers in your hair...

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    February 8, 2017 8:32 PM ART

    Grupo Botequim is doing their carnival samba party this Friday, the 10th, beginning at 9 p.m. behind the Igreja de Santo Antônio (where the beer and drinks are sold by the priest who runs the church!). 15 reais entrance.

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    February 9, 2017 7:48 AM ART

    www.salvadorcentral.com/profile/grupobotequim

    Here's Grupo Botequim in the bar on the corner there, just over from the church. One hot night in Salvador!!!


    This post was edited by Randy (Pardal) Roberts at February 9, 2017 7:56 AM ART
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    February 10, 2017 9:57 AM ART

    Ilê Aiyê has an interesting theme this year. Here's that and an explantion from their website, written by Vovô:

    Os povos Ewé/Fon. A influência do Jeje para os afrodescendentes

    Com esse tema, gostaríamos de abordar a história desses povos, no continente africano e a sua chegada aqui no Brasil. Falar sobre as mitologias do povo jeje, o panteão de Sakpata, o panteão de Hevioso e o panteão de Dan e abordar alguns segmentos da religião de nação Jeje. Pretendemos também homenagear alguns Terreiros de Candomblé, pertencentes à nação jeje. A Cacunda de Yayá, que existiu no bairro de Sussuarana, o Zoogodô Gbogun Malê Rundó, mais conhecido como Terreiro do Bogum, no bairro do Engenho Velho da Federação, o Humkpame Kwé Vodum Zô e o Ilê Axé Jitolú, no Curuzu, o Zoogodô Gbogun Male Séjáhùnde, mais conhecido como Roça do Ventura e o Humkpame Ayono Runtoloji, na cidade de Cachoeira são alguns dos terreiros que serão homenageados. Vamos homenagear também a influencia Jeje nas religiões de matriz africana no Estado do Maranhão.

    A principal percussionist from Bogum is our dear Luizinho do Jêje. And of course there's (our other dear) Mateus Aleluia, of Os Tincoãs!

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    February 10, 2017 10:05 AM ART

    Hey Sparrow! Wasn't that Ilê Aiyê that kicked us out of the cordão several years ago???

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    February 10, 2017 10:18 AM ART

    Don't tell Vovô! I see him all the time at Alaíde's! ; )

    Besides, all we were doing was trying to get across an amazingly crowded street at the beginning of the Campo Grand circuit. The security guy was just a hired hand.

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    February 10, 2017 10:46 AM ART

    Anybody know what the deal is with the stage going up at the Farol da Barra during Carnival?

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    February 10, 2017 10:53 AM ART

    Apparently there will be shows there beginning at midnight through carnival.