Monday, July 11, 2011

By: Wahokia

Jul 16 2011

Category: Porto Real Do Colegia, Brazil

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Camera:Canon EOS 5D Mark II

… they have done presentation dances in several cities … they are very good ... the Brazilian government has even recorded a CD of their singing ... but all that was presentation ... says Ayrá ... and he doesn’t much care for it … here in the mata ... the dance is real ... in one dance ... protection is asked from Tupã ... their creator god ... the next verse calls on Jesus ... the third on the Virgin Mary ... it is a mix of traditional tribal religion ... folk Catholicism ... with Jesus thrown in for the benefit of the visiting white men ... what we thought was a hedge against failure has taken us further into the culture.

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