Highlights of the Brazilian Festa

LDA Samba Girls Show at Moonlight Cinema Brazilian Festa

These are some pictures I took from the Brazilian Festa at Starlight Cinema this Sunday 22nd Feb 09.
I had a great time, it was all very organised and the day was perfect. The food was Oh! So! Good! The activities were fun and helped me to get rid of some of the calories so I could squeeze just one more “churros” in me.
The “feijoada” I took home as I couldn’t make space for it and it is a safe food to take away.

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Capoeira Workshop at Brazilian Festa
 Samba Workshop
Samba Workshop by Marcia Pinheiro from Latin Dance Australia

There was this girl I know from the dancing scene that must be harbouring a major hangover up to today… she tried the “Caipirinha” in a go, looked at her friend and said: “Oh, they do have a bit of a pang don’t they?” Well “Cachaça”, the liquor with which this drink is made, has a 38% mark. Uuuuuhhhh! Not happy with that, I saw her drinking at least another four during the day… She kept saying: “they taste so good!” A lot of people learned how to do the “Caipirinha’s” themselves at the Sagatiba’s workshops, lime, sugar, “cachaça”, shake and fun! Isn’t that cool?

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Capirinha Workshop at Sagatiba’s Booth

The boys from Capoeira Brasil are all happy because they are the first Capoeira International College. That means students can now get student visas and do Capoeira courses. We were not happy that they had this t-shirts on, though. Usually they perform shirtless as the traditional schools do. I think they wanted to promote their new college status; I was talking to some girls and we decided next time we will offer to do some body paint for them if they really need to show the website… Naughty girls!

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Frescobol Players resting at Brazilian Festa

“Frescobol” is a kind of tennis Brazilians like to play on the beach and barbecues. There were free lending of raquets and balls for the people to play. Everyone had a lot of fun on this beautiful sunny afternoon.

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Live Band playing Brazilian Music

The movie was awesome, a piece of home really. Such a good example of our culture, the way we talk, the music, the loves, the lives. Excellent actors too.

Young Girl Dancing

This young lady is a natural born dancer!

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Brazilian Carnaval in Sydney

The Carnaval in Brazil is an event that marks the year. Actually it’s like the world only starts spinning in Brazil after the Carnaval. Seriously, the sales pick up, business in all companies really start only then, school terms, uni classes. It’s all and about after the Carnaval. The country stops for it. No-one can pass it unaffected.
The normal life gets out of the window. If it’s a quiet town it gets deserted because everyone is out. If it’s a busy town it gets crowded with people queuing for fresh bread in the morning and dancing life away the rest of the time. All beaches are packed. Whoever is working works double. All the rest is partying.
It’s all about joy, jumping, dancing, kissing, making out, dressing up, and undressing up. There are a lot of types of Carnaval from each region of my Big Brazil.
I am a co-author in an article at Radar Magazine that explains about it.
Some awesome parties will be happening in Sydney you shouldn’t miss. It’s fun for everyone. No-one in the world should spend their lives without experiencing Carnaval and this is something it’s impossible to explain properly, only being there, sweating the sweat, seeing the bodies, feeling the vibe, adding to the energy, moving your bum and letting yourself go, you will really understand it and the, you will want it every year.
You don’t have to know how to dance just how to jump, scream, party and if you are a good kisser… good for you, you may get lucky.

Amy & Kylie
It’s all about having a great time. Wear something comfortable, sensible shoes and a lot of anti-perspirant please. Choosing Brazilian shirts is a good idea and wearing yellow and green is always a success. Above all: don’t be shy and be prepared for a crowd!
Check “One Night In Brazil” website: http://www.onenightinbrazil.com.au
Or Latin Dance Australia: http://www.latindance.com.au

See you there!

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