My mother is the first in the row. All these girls are her cousins and were dressed with cossacks fancy
My mother is sitting on the ground
Old photos taken in São Paulo (1932)
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"The carnival is a public celebration or parade combining some elements of a circus and public street party, generally during the carnival season. It usually includes that people dress up / masquerade during the celebrations. An important part of the Brazilian Carnival takes place in Rio de Janeiro, with samba schools. These are large, social entities with thousands of members and a theme each year. Blocos are small informal groups also with a definite theme, usually satirical of the current political situation, and bandas are samba musical bands usually formed by enthusiasts in the same neighborhood.
From Salvador, Bahia another form of the Brazilian Carnival, the Trio Elétrico, has spread throughout the country. A trio elétrico is an adapted truck, with giant speakers and a platform where musicians play songs of local genres such as Axé music and Maracatu. The truck is driven around the city with the crowd following dancing and singing. It was originally staged by three Salvador musicians, Armandinho, Dodo & Osmar in the decade of 1950. Pernambuco has large Carnival celebrations, including the frevo, typical Pernambuco music."