Afródromo Caranaval

From Emergent Africa Wed Feb 13 2013, 08:13:00

Afródromo, a bid to reclaim the roots of Rio's street parades. The NYTimes reports:

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Afródromo would be a new carnaval circuit. Salvador already has two primary ones: the long-established circuit along the downtown streets of Campo Grande, and a newer and now more prestigious route along the beachfront boulevard, from Barra to Ondina beaches. Mr. Brown hopes that with an established parade ground of their own, the blocos afro could gain prime-time media attention and also work together on merchandising and other programs. Afródromo's advocates say it would help Salvador's carnaval reclaim its soul.

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