Saturday, June 20, 2009

Project Tomar in Puerto du Forte, Brazil


We met Chichiko in one of the coastal restaurants in San Salvador da Bahia.
He seemed to be happy...

Portela Samba School rehearsal

Portela is one of many samba schools in Rio. They have rehearsals on Tuesdays. The rehearsals happen in a huge stadium with a building in the middle. The dancers walk around the building for 3-4-5 hours. All participants are equally welcome% old and young, fat and slim, ugly and pretty, talented and not really.
It is an experience of mass-madness and belonging to the group more than anything else.
All those people who live locally, come once a week to become a part of the community. Old friends meet, kids play with kids, boys meet girls... It is a busy evening