Friday, November 7

 

Parintins is a town of about 80,000 people, located on Tupinambarana Island in the Amazon. It is about 200 years old and is famous for its Boi Bumba festival, held for a week every June that attracts tens of thousands of visitors.

We saw a mini Boi Bumba show at their convention center, built for performances for cruise ship visitors.

 

There are 50 to 60 performers in the 1 1/2 hour performance, with a singer providing the musical narrative, and the stories told through dancing, colorful costumes, and huge animal floats.

The festival presents myths, tales and legends using characters, parade carts and giant puppets.

Over 3,000 people in the city participate in the Boi Bumba production during the year.

The performers are beautiful people in excellent physical condition.
 

 

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