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Lazarus - the King of the group Maracatu Nação Pernambuco - in Olinda, Brazil. Taken during a break in their rehearsal for Carnaval. I will always remember his generosity of spirit and kindness....a very good leader.
The Maracatu de nação style has origins in the investiture ceremonies of the Reis do Congo (Kings of Congo), who were slaves that occupied leadership roles within the slave community. When slavery was abolished in Brazil in 1888, the...
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