Here is a small sample of some of the Afro Brazilian culture in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil!
Above: Lilian during Carnival. She's a bi-lingual Afro-Brazilian Portuguese Language teacher for Black Expats In Brazil! Linkedin.com/in/lilian-queiroz-thornton/
“The Cidade Marvilhosa (Marvelous City), as Brazilians call it, displays a unique blend of contrasts: old and new in an urban metropolis nestled around mountains and a huge forest. Rio is a feast of natural and urban attractions that can be enjoyed as sweeping panoramic views or inspected up close.” --TheTravelAgentInc.com
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil!
Christ the Redeemer, Tijuca Forest, Copacabana Beach...Rio de Janeiro is the second-largest conurbation in the country of Brazil. The city is alluded to as "The Marvelous City", because of its set of experiences, culture, and excellent natural beauty scenes. The city has likewise served as the capital of the country for decades. Within the borders of Brazil, Rio de Janeiro is generally just referred to as Rio. The city is generally celebrated for its natural African legacy and seashores.
From samba and carnival to food, music, and religion, African culture is embedded within every part of Brazil. The social legacy originates from the estimated 4 million slaves who were brought to the country over a 300-year term.
Brazil was the last nation to nullify the slave trade in 1888. Today, a massive portion of Brazilians recognize themselves as Black or of mixed race, as per the most recent census. Rio de Janeiro presently has the most celebrated carnival on the planet, pulling in an expected 1.1 million guests to the city annually and with 5.3 million individuals participating in street parties. Rio: The Marvelous City
Samba is a combination of Portuguese, Amerindian, and African music, making a wide assortment of styles. Rio de Janeiro is notable for the rhythmic liveliness of its music, which makes it impossible to both listen and stand still at the same time! Carnival, which is celebrated across Brazil, consolidates samba - music, and dance which grew out of Brazil's black areas - and the Catholic custom of commending the run-up to Lent brought by Portuguese colonialists.
More to that, the carnival is by far, the main Brazilian festival, it is cheerfully celebrated in the four corners of this big country. The music, the convention, and costumes vary depending on different religions and legacy. The different schools and regions perform in a rainbow of styles and colors dependent on their background. It is the time of the year when the celebration of life transcends race, religion, creed, and status.
It is celebrated everywhere in Brazil. From small villages to the mystic Afro-Brazilian Salvador da Bahia, the megalopolis São Paulo and the sanctuary of Carnival itself: Rio de Janeiro.
The carnival celebration in Brazil is an experience like no other and it is remarkable every single year. It isn't about the costumes, the themes, or the music. Carnival is a festival of life for Brazilians and we don't need to be in the "luxury" boxes of Rio's Sambodromo to celebrate, to dance, to feel the joy. Anyone can celebrate dancing and enjoy the city with friends in the city without an extravagant costume. There is just a single prerequisite: be prepared to party!
Most of the black population is Christian, fundamentally Catholic. Afro-Brazilian religions, for example, Candomblé and Umbanda have numerous adherents, yet they are available to individuals of any race, and, undoubtedly, blacks are higher among practitioners of these religions than among the general population.
Rio is considered the cultural capital of the country. Rio itself is considered as a set of experiences book of Brazil. Music is actually a significant factor in the way of life of Brazil. The customary tune of the city is named "Cidade Maravilhosa" which translates to “the marvelous city”.
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