A short, impromptu episode about Carnaval that grew longer than I intended. It covers the origins of the holiday and its history in Brazil including the differences between Rio’s Carnaval and how Carnaval is celebrated further north in cities such as Salvador.
Download this episode (right click and save).
Continue reading Episode 3 – Carnaval, in the name of moderation
Alert listener Olivia let me know that there will be a live broadcast of Carnaval in Salvador (the capital of the northeastern state of Bahia) on YouTube starting at 6pm my time, which is 4pm in the eastern US and 21:00 GMT.
The link is featured on YouTube’s front page though whether that’s only the case here or not I don’t know. In case it’s not, just click here.
Anyhow, the Salvador Carnaval is quite different from Rio de Janeiro’s and is (generally) considered to be more traditional as well as having a greater variety of music and dance styles.
In related news, I’m putting the finishing touches on an episode about Carnaval. I should have it read in a 2-3 hours.