Photos

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Crowd at Estrela Brilhante neighborhood rehearsal, 2009

Mestre Zé Joaquim and Mestre Barachinha at Estrela Brilhante's open rehearsal, 2009

Mestre Zé Joaquim and Mestre Barachinha at Estrela Brilhante’s open rehearsal, 2010

 

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The rehearsal winds down as the sun comes up

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A ‘manobra’ in the town of Condado caught in a slow exposure

Mestre Veronildo (right) and Contra-mestre Narciso (left), carnival 2012 in Buenas Aires (PE)

“Baianas” adjusting their costumes outside the Encontro dos Maracatus, carnival of Aliança, PE, 2011

Director Jose Purfirio de França stands in front of headquarters of Maracatu Estrela Brilhante in 2010

Mestre Barachinha

Caboclo de lança of Maracatu Leão Misterioso, carnival 2012