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Last Sunday, there was a Brazilian festival in Paris, in the 12th arrondissement along the Daumesnil avenue. I already showed you few extracts like here or there..

This was a festival from Nordeste with typical music and Maracatu orchestra playing loud drums only : alfaia, gongue, caixa, mineiro and abê...

Maracatu is deeply part of the Nordeste culture since it does mix Brazilian modern music and Indian culture. Let's say it's a kind of traditional Carnaval from the Pernambuco state. Each march is leaded by a large banner, the King and the Queen which embody the African roots of Brazil.

Maracatu culture is an important tribute that Brazilian people offer to their ancestors which were slaves coming from the Western African coast and Indians. That's why most people like this one here are dressed in traditional Indian clothes.

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