André Luiz Porfiro
"The Carnival Parade of the Beija-Flor de Nilópolis Samba School in 2001: A Historical Carnival Performance"
The proposal of the article
is to analyse and describe the Carnival Parade of the Beija-Flor de Nilópolis
Samba School in 2001. The perspective of a historical carnival performance,
telling the story of an African priestess who came to Brazil as a slave.
The mystical journey through the Atlantic Ocean and her responsability
of founding and keeping her magical knowledge in the new land. I´ve
used as a resource for this research and also to describe the parade a
video tape of the Beija-Flor Samba School parade in 2001, with the interaction
of the audience and the abridgement of the plot.