Recife is a lovely city, but you can sometimes forget just how beautiful it is. A time to remember serenity.
Maracatu is a rhythm and dance from Pernambuco, a state in the Northeast of Brazil. Maracatu was created by enslaved Africans to retain their culture. It features heavy percussion drums and a lot of dancing. It’s a fixture in the Carnival of Recife/Olinda that you just can’t get in Rio de Janeiro’s spectator-based Carnival. This is a band I stumbled upon rehearsing the music they will play in this year’s Carnival in about two weeks. Forgive the less-than-ideal […]
So, I woke up all happy-sauce today. I was tasked with making a logo for the Department of Youth in the city of Surubim in the state of Pernambuco, Brazil and it was actually used! I mean, don’t get me wrong: If someone asks for something, of course they’ll use it. But I think the enormity of the opportunity struck me more than anything. I am glad to have gotten the opportunity, but I guess […]