As it is known, the Brazilian Carnival is a period of 4 days inside of the ecclesiastical calendar, that goes back to the Greek glorious time, and thrills to several cities of the world and of Brazil. Sydney is one of these privileged cities. In 2013 Sydney will have a massive Carnival Season with at least 5 Carnival Parties confirmed. See below the dates and more information of each party. Brazilian Carnival Season in Sydney is sponsored by Just Marketing.
The first origins of the Carnival are in Europe, but it was in Brazil, specifically in Rio de Janeiro, that it was adapted and expanded in a way that has never been before in its origin area.
The large miscegenation of the Brazilian people solidified a peculiar culture, mixing rhythms of the African continent with the music of European traditions and the indigenous sonority. The urban citizen from Rio de Janeiro of the century XIX had contact with all these cultures, mainly with the black one that, due to its great influence, founded that contagious rhythm with its drums, dances and songs that today is known as samba.
The first carnival march was “Ó Abre-Alas” 1889 composed by the female conductor Chiquinha Gonzaga. It has crossed the century and it makes people sing up until these days. Chiquinha Gonzaga was responsible for approaching erudite and popular music. Since then, the popular music conquered more and more space, always being enriched with instruments and rhythms brought by black culture. This music, combined to the costumes and masks people wore, produced the necessary ecstasy to this regulator cathartic effect of social balance which exists since the origin of carnival.