Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Blog blog blog, from Brasil!

Fresh from the street jams of Carnaval, Eklektro wishes you a Happy Phat Tuesday, Salvador Bahia style! This first bit is from a couple nights ago...

Salvador is a city of many flavors, so stay tuned... we've got much more music (coming soon).

Walking the streets with a camera is an experience in itself... and dancing makes for shaky shots, so cut us some slack and enjoy highlights from 4 hot nights in a spectacular colonial city in the tropical state of Bahia Brasil. Salvador goes OFF! Trios eletricos (sound-system trucks) and legions of parading percussion EVERYWHERE... Carnaval is best spent in either Rio or Salavador (or Recife... maybe next year). we chose Salvador since its more of a street-level affair than Rio's grandiose presentation. But all around the country, musicians of all levels prepare for months in anticipation of Carnaval's epic week. Samba schools hold open rehearsals, and the costume designers put the finishing touches on elaborate and incredibly colorful outfits for all performers. The eyes of my camera were happy and hungry all week :)

Marching drummers make their way through the crowd of revelers and pedestrians (Salvador)

And as always, you can check the latest videos, as well as the archives at:
Eklektro Breakbeat of the Week

Eklektro: eclectic electronics... everywhere!
over and out,
aka gReg


Post a Comment

<< Home