Musical Group, Brazil, 1846

Source

Thomas Ewbank, Life in Brazil (New York, 1856), p. 251. (Copy in Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library)

Description

Street scene with musicians; drum and various woodwind and brass instruments. Forty days after Lent, the most popular of Brazilian festivals takes place--that of the Holy Ghost . . . . Each [church] has sent out a band of collectors, who for five weeks will canvass and recanvass the city, surburbs, and surrounding country . . . . Musicians always attend them, commonly negroes (Ewbank, p. 251). The author spent about seven months in Brazil in 1846.

Creator

Ewbank, Thomas

Date Created

1846

Language

English

Rights

Metadata is available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International

Identifier

ewbank1
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