It has been great fun to attend the weekly Boi Marinho rehearsals/jams at Rua da Moeda in Recife Antigo the past few weeks. The energy is infectious, and the leader, Helder Vasconcelos, knows how to get the crowd pumped for dancing and singing. As explained on Helder’s website, Boi Marinho is a “brincadeira da rua” that plays with elements from the dance and music tradition, cavalo marinho.
The guest band at this week’s event was Bongar Xambá, who brought the distinct coco rhythm to the soundscape, and transformed the way people danced.
Rua da Moeda, Recife Antigo. 23 de janeiro de 2018.