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A MINUTE OR TWO

NUM MINUTO
PREFACIO

FEEL
THE VIBE

Suddenly, the stands of the Bumbodromo lights up and turns into a river of blue waters...

 

The reflections of light transform the ground into an aquatic environment where strange animals dance. The rustling of the forest leaves can be heard from the movements and sounds produced by the players. All the splendor of the forest printed in the variety of textures and colors of the costumes.

On the magical nights of the Parintins Festival, which takes place every June, in the middle of the Amazon Rainforest, the dazzle is constant. The grandeur of the event is also a tribute to this warm and splendorous region, where the greatest biodiversity on the planet is found.

Mythical characters, such as Cunhã-Poranga, join historical figures, such as the farm girl, and typical regional figures, such as the shaman and the tuxauas, in a show that mixes the traditions of the North and Northeast of Brazil. Here, the legend of the ox is retold through the eyes of the Indians and other residents of this Amazonian environment.

Garantido, the white ox with the red heart, and  Caprichoso, the black ox with the blue star are the protagonists of this show.

FOTOS

PHOTOS
"Boi Bumba: Garantido´s and Caprichoso´s Show"

The rivalry between them is as big as the Festival.

People from all over the world come to witness this spectacle! As there are no land paths, hundreds of gigantic boats (with a capacity for about 400 passengers each) cross the rivers and take people to Parintins. The city is too small for so many tourists. It seems incredible, but there is a lack of space in the midst of all this vastness.

Coming from Manaus it is about 400km: 23 hours of journey downriver; 27 hours of travel on the way back, against the current. There's no point in being in a hurry. Here, the rhythm of the forest dictates the rules. Here, the Amazon rainforest is celebrated!

PHOTOS
"From Manaus to Parintins"

MUSICA

TRADITIONAL MUSIC

Tribos do BrasilCaprichoso
00:00 / 04:27
Os Camisa EncarnadaGarantido
00:00 / 03:17
VEM DANÇAR

LET´S DANCE

Unparalleled Energy

- Caprichoso

LET´S DANCE

Red Legion

- Garantido

GLOSSARIO
As árvores da floresta Amazônica refletidas sobre as águas do Rio Negro.

GLOSSARY

BATUCADA

Garantido´s Ox Battery name.

BUMBA

Syncopated form of Boi-bumbá.

BRINCANTE

Person who plays in a boi-bumba.

BUMBÓDROMO

Cultural Center of Parintins. It is divided into two sectors: blue (where the Boi Caprichoso crew is located) and red (where the Boi Garantido crew is located).