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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naxius (16685) 2006-05-23 16:25
Comment vas-tu? tu as eu des soucis pour nous trouver hier soir? ce sera une prochaine fois..
Je trouve tes photos sur cet évènement très chouette et j'aurais bien aimé couvrir le défilé...
Par contre, la conversion manque de peps, de relief..les contrastes sont trop plats..Pourquoi ne pas rester en couleurs, elles doivent être superbes..
robiuk (10807) 2006-05-24 13:18
I like folklore and everything that comes with it. You show us a diversity in clothing and accessories and always fing interesting subjects, like in this one.
I really enjoy your current work in b/w!
Albrecht (11279) 2006-05-24 13:29
I love festivals and the people there. Like this one; good atmosphere of a party and good use of DOF and B&W>
- Copyright: Steven Le Vourc'h (Curioso) (9271)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2006-05-20
- Categories: Festivals
- Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L USM IS, Digital RAW, Hama UV 77 mm
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/800 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Brazilian parades in Paris [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-05-23 15:51