Brazilian carnival

Brazil sounds tropics, football, samba, carnival to ... including emerging country. But do you sound like "festas juninas" or "lined"? Surely not. That is why the country's tourism authorities have taken to promote these two fundamental aspects of northeast Brazil. The "Festas juninas" (June Festivals) are, to say the people of Pernambuco and Paraiba (two NE States), more the too familiar fun carnival in Rio , and dancing the "forro" much better than the lambada. In fact, festas and lined closely resemble his older brothers better known internationally, but both have a touch more parochial, more rural. For starters, the festas juninas are eminently familiar, suitable for all audiences . And although it is estimated that this year the city of Caruaru and Campina Grande have gone more than two and a half million people, still have a local air that makes them unique. Family parties for young and old, traditional games such as "Piscaria" in which you try to catch fish out of their cardboard and sand sea by hooking a ring, the "donkey tail", a sort of blindman's buff in which must put the tail in place a cardboard donkey , the universal sack races ... And the food, because it always ends up in food and drink. Dancing, eating and drinking are the three objectives of the "Fest", as in all towns right?. And always in the street with the cool, because the weather in these parts, but the tropics occasionally surprised by pouring rain to be as fast as they came and dried in a seen and unseen. Lunch at the "milho" (corn), which is the king, appears here and there a thousand different ways. From the "Curau" corn-based cake and coconut milk, until the "couscous" world's largest (Guinness dixit) two thousand kilos of maize, rice and steamed tapioca, a native of Africa, not forgetting rice milk of life, led by the Portuguese. And in the midst of "gangs" extras running through the city picking up the food and drink offered at the houses , candy and "quentão" a rum with ginger. Heterogeneous groups representing different sectors of society, and trades unions, the historical characters such as "bacamarteiros" who fought in the war against Paraguay in 1864, nursery schools, to nursing homes ... but all with imaginative costumes, brilliant, full of color. And all dancing "forro" original rhythm of the region very simple and joyful, as his followers. Now he plays with all kinds of electric instruments, but in origin (and there are still groups purists) as interpreted solely based trio "Sanfona" accordion, "azambumba" (bass) and metal triangle. With the "lined" as with many things, it happens that historians do not agree with its origin. Most believe that the name derives from the English expression "for all" (for all), found written on the doors of the dance party of Pernambuco in the eighteenth century when the British were there building the railroad. But others say it comes from the African word "forrobodó", synonymous with celebration. How are you "Junin" trying to make the leap to international stardom.


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