Musical Group, Brazil, 1846


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

Comments
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.