After sacred blessings, carnival in Bahia begins in Salvador

After sacred blessings, carnival in Bahia begins in Salvador
After sacred blessings, carnival in Bahia begins in Salvador

In the early hours of Thursday (01), in Salvador (BA), Bando Anunciador announced the carnival in Itapuã. The people of the terreiro have already washed the Church of Nossa Senhora da Conceição de Itapuã and, on Friday (02), it is the day to take the gifts to Iemanjá. And so, with sacred blessings, the biggest profane party in Bahia begins, taking to the streets of the capital and at least 30 other cities in the interior.

In Salvador, the party, in fact, started on Thursday (01) with the Lavagem de Itapuã. On Friday (2) there are numerous parties in Rio Vermelho and on Saturday (03), there is Fuzuê at Circuito Tapajós (Barra/Ondina), with the participation of marching bands and blocks. On Sunday (04), there is Furdunço with BaianaSystem, mini trios and planks also on the Tapajós Circuit.

On Monday and Tuesday (05 and 06), there are free parties promoted by pagodeiros Xanddy Harmonia – “The Best Monday in the World” – and Léo Santana, with his Pipoco. On the 7th there is Habeas Corpus, with a parade of bands from Farol to Morro do Cristo. The official opening of Carnival takes place on Thursday (08), in the city’s Historic Center, with the presence of Ivete Sangalo, Carlinhos Brown, BaianaSystem and Ilê Aiyê at Praça Castro Alves.

No rope

Despite being known for its paid blocks, Salvador’s carnival also takes place without ropes on all circuits. The Pelô Carnival will have shows by Daniela Mercury and Blocos Afro, Larissa Luz, Nação Zumbi, Attooxxà, Pedro Pondé, Marina Sena, Margareth Menezes, As Ganhadeiras de Itapuã, Batifun, Baco Exu Do Blues, Baiana System and Adão Negro. Check here the complete schedule.

Several ropeless blocks and free stages will be spread across the city during carnival days / Fernando Vivas/GOVBA

The State Government’s ropeless blocks will also be on the Dodô Circuit (Barra/Ondina), with attractions such as Léo Santana, Ludmilla, Xamã, Kevi Jonny, Timbalada, Parangolé, among others. At Circuito Osmar, in Campo Grande, among others, there are Daniela Mercury, Xanddy Harmonia, Carlinhos Brown, É o Tchan, Saulo, La Fúria, Baiana System, Escandurras.

In addition to the official circuits, there will be parades in five other circuits: Orlando Tapajós (Ondina – Barra), Sérgio Bezerra (Barra – Morro do Cristo), Riachão (Garcia), Mestre Bimba (Northeast of Amaralina) and Mãe Hilda Jitolú (Curuzu). Special actions are also planned, such as Lavagem da Funceb, on Circuito Mestre Bimba, and Bloco Me Leave à Vontade, on Palco do Rock.

Salvador City Hall will also promote free events throughout the carnival, starting with Furdunço do Centro, on the 9th, with 18 attractions around Campo Grande; the Sunset at Praça Castro Alves, with Pitty, Davi Moraes and Pepeu Gomes; the LGBTQIAPN+ Luxury Costume Parade, on the 12th, at Praça Municipal, and After Batekoo, extending the days of celebration at Praça Castro Alves.

In addition, the city hall will maintain eight themed stages in the Center. The new features are the Salvador Capital Afro Stage, with only black music artists, and the Coreto Colorindo Salvador, with artists, musicians and performers from the LGBTQIA+ community. The Donas do Som stages, with only women; Axé Pelô, focused on traditional Axé Music; Varanda da Folia, which will play between the Campo Grande trios; the Multicultural Stage, with different musical styles; the Arena do Samba, for the Bahian rhythm; and the Bandstand of Orchestras.

On the Osmar Circuit there will also be Saulo, Ivete Sangalo, Psirico,

Some neighborhoods in Salvador will also have stages during carnival, they are: Cajazeiras, Itapuã, Boca do Rio, Plataforma, Pau da Lima, Periperi, Liberdade and the three islands, dos Frades, Maré and Bom Jesus dos Passos. In addition to the Bailinho da Cidade, which takes place at Parque da Cidade, in Itaigara, with attractions aimed especially at children on the 10th and 11th. And the now traditional Palco do Rock, in Piatã.

In addition to the Maragogipe carnival and its masquerades (photo), at least 30 other municipalities in Bahia will also have parties during the carnival / Mateus Pereira/GOVBA


Carnival also spreads across several cities in Bahia. In Itabuna, Bloco Afro Estandarte will perform the traditional Lavagem do Fuxico. In Caravelas, the Caravelas and Umbandaum blocks parade through the historic center of the city. In Olivença and Ilhéus, the Bloco Afro Levada da Capoeira guarantees its performance and in Maragojipe, the party that has been an Intangible Heritage of Bahia since 2009.

There will also be a party in Alcabaça, Amélia Rodrigues, Barreiras, Belmonte, Caravelas, Cabrália, Camaçari (Arembepe and Guarajuba), Correntina, Canavieiras, Conde, Cairu, Itacaré, Itiúba, Juazeiro, Jandaíra, Jussiape, Lapão, Lauro de Freitas, Lençóis , Mata de São João (Praia do Forte) Mucuri, Maraú, Madre de Deus, Nova Viçosa, Palmeiras, Porto Seguro, Prado, Palmeiras, Paramirim, Piatã, Paratinga, Rio de Contas, São Francisco do Conde, Santa Maria da Vitória, São Félix do Coribe, São Sebastião do Passe, Salinas da Margarida and Vera Cruz, in addition to the city of Cachoeira, which will bring Quilombo Folia: Carnaval no Iguape, a tradition of revelry and Quilombola culture.

Source: BdF Bahia

Editing: Gabriela Amorim


The article is in Portuguese

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