Street Use

Marching Water Drums of Brazil

I caught this glimpse of street use in a documentary about the AfroReggae movement taking place in the favelas of Rio, Brazil. In an effort to raiser pride and social awareness, the kids are given percussion workshops. Desperately poor, they make their own marching drums from empty water jugs and small oil cans, much in the manner of the Caribbean steel drum makers, but much more crudely. The film is called Favela Rising and it’s not half bad.


Posted on February 28, 2007 at 8:46 pm | comments


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