history of the Boi festival;
Boi Bumba - Amazonian folklore festival in Parintins
Parintins festival of Boi Bumba, Bumba meu Boi or Festa do Boirules of the Festa do Boi competition; Parintins festival - a brief description what it is all about; Where it is - basic geographical information about Amazonia and Parintins plus a satellite photo of the region; Folkloricroots of Bumba characters Garantido and Caprichoso; Boi Bumba and Amazonia photo gallery Boi dictionary (learn who Caprichoso, Garantido, Paje, Tuxaua, Levantador, Toada, Sinhazinha, Curupira, Juma are) city of Parintins Winners - who won in the past; Bumba site in Portuguese Boi Bumba is an incredible musical and theatrical experience, a religious procession, a tribal ritual, a giant puppet show, a fairy tale of powerful villains and brave heroes, a folk art presentation, a major party for the audience and an energizing choreography of the galera, all at once. The characters in the performance come from the Boi Bumba tale. There are two teams called Bois. Each one tells the same story in all three night of the festival, amounting to 6 different performances of the same show. But every night is different because legends, rituals, dances, puppets, garments, alegorias, they all change and create the show anew. To see more photos by Pavel Chernev, visit his photography site.
What is Boi Bumba?