Brazil has 26 states, and each one is unique.
I can say this only after having attended a popular folklore show this past weekend in downtown (Centro) Rio. A local friend was nice enough to take me along and narrate for me. Called Ginga Tropical, it is a 90 minute show sharing interpretations on different regions of the country through dance. Roughly translated into english, gingar means “to swing,” and the ginga allows a capoeirista to be in constant, unpredictable movement. Explanation below. (more…)