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Little Africa and the City of Samba: Where Dreams Come True

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Metro Access B of the General Osório Square

Rua Jangadeiros, 15

Ipanema

Rio de Janeiro, RJ 22420010

Brazil

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Summary:

Visit the most typical places of the first African cultural manifestations in the Americas. Take a new look at the two cultures, African and European, and its legacy in the arts, cuisine, dance and music, highlighting the Carnival.

Highlights:



  • Visit the City of Samba, or City of Dreams, an area where the Samba Schools develop the floats that will parade in the Sambodrome
  • Understand how celebrations of Catholic and African merged its cultural manifestations and producing the most famous Carnival in the world.
  • Visit the current region of the Port, which for decades received thousands of Africans from different ethnic groups, nations, and cultures.
  • Visit Pedra do Sal (Salt Stone), where the Community of Remnants of Quilombos is located and considered as Cultural Heritage.
  • Get to know Valongo Wharf, the largest African point of entry in the Americas. It has been submitted to UNESCO to become World Heritage.


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To understand the legacy of African Culture in Brazil, we must visit the current region of the Port of Rio de Janeiro, which for decades received thousands of Africans from different ethnic groups, nations, and cultures. Africans brought the religious traditions, the musical traditions and the dances with multi-colored costumes that mixed with the carnival traditions of Europeans. Vinícius de Morais and Baden Pawel expressed this fusion well with the Samba of Blessing whose lyrics says: "Put a little bit of love in a rhythm | And you will see that no one in the world can conquer | The beauty of a samba, no… | Because samba was born up in Bahia | And if today, it is white in poetry | If today it is white in poetry | It is oh-so-black at heart."

Pedra do Sal is considered Little Africa because it was a place of Afro-descendant community coming from different regions shared their cultures, danced "Jongo," played capoeira, and finally became the meeting point for composers such as Donga, who wrote the first recorded samba. Along the tour, we will visit other sites like Hanging Gardens of Valongo. In colonial times, this place, together with Largo do Depósito, today called Praça dos Estivadores, was dominated by warehouses where the slave trade was carried out. The tour passes through Harmonia Square of historical events such as the Vaccine Rebellion, in the early 20th century, led by the well known Prata Preta (Black Silver), descending African. The bandstand, the garden, the Germanic-style architecture of the 5th Battalion of the Military Police and the enormous building of the English Mill form a perfect environment for cultural events such as the Cord of Prata Preta, the Block of Carnival Tremendo nos Nervos and Pernas de Pau Orquestra (Stick Legs Orchestra).

Thousands of Africans arrived in Valongo Wharf. It was undoubtedly the most important African port of entry in the Americas. IPHAN (Institute of National Historic and Artistic Heritage) submitted the candidature of the Valongo Wharf to UNESCO to become World Heritage. We will visit the Cemetery of the New Blacks, considered the largest slave graveyard in the Americas. Today the site houses Instituto Pretos Novos (New Black Institute). On visiting the region of Rio de Janeiro port, which holds the Museum of Tomorrow and the Museum of Art of Rio, one can not miss this part closely connected to the history of the African culture in the Americas. Close to the Instituto Pretos Novos stays Centro Cultural José Bonifácio, the father of Brazil's independence, and the author of the first abolitionist article in 1823. The Cultural Center building, featured a Renaissance style, was built to be the first public school of the empire in 1877. Close to these sites stay the City of Samba, an area equivalent to 10 soccer fields, where the Samba Schools have an infrastructure to develop the floats that will parade in the Sambódromo during the Carnival. The pavilions of each school circle a central square with two domes that house spectacles and exhibitions.


Meeting Point:

Metro Access B of the General Osório Square, Ipanema, at Rua Jangadeiros No 15, Ipanema, CEP: 22420-010, next to the BIG NECTAR snack bar. Starts at 14:00 pm, ends at 18:00 pm.

Hotel pick-up Description:

Note: Upon request, by the message, we can pick up and drop off the group at the same lodging location, within a 15 km radius of the meeting point, including the cruise port, at a previous time that allows us to arrive at 13:50 am at the meeting point.

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Metro Access B of the General Osório Square

Rua Jangadeiros, 15

Ipanema

Rio de Janeiro, RJ 22420010

Brazil

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