Amazon legend

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At the end of June, regional boats are sailing along the Amazon River towards Parintins. Coming from all directions, a fleet of boats converge on this unique city in the middle of the Amazon where, every year at this time, a magnificent, superlative folk festival is celebrated with monumental allegories. You have to see it to believe it!
Clearly, I am part of this festive entourage, between the two colors, blue and red, I have already chosen mine and participate in lively and cheerful discussions about the next winner. The navigation lasts two to three days, depending on the boat, and at any time I can take a photo of the Amazon River with at least three boats. Anticipated dances on the deck, in the light of stars and moon, weave new friendships, new loves, and prepare revelers for the festive week of Boi-Bumbá. The Parintins festival is considered one of the biggest folk events on the planet, and many wonder how such a small city can produce such an exuberant event.
I have an idea: the academic definition of antiquity still resists as prehistory. The common and official opinion is that before the arrival of Europeans, there were primitive and savage peoples around here… However, new research and discoveries made by a young group of archaeologists and anthropologists show a very different social panorama of the Amazon.
There was a great social mobility, the natives spoke at least half a dozen languages. It is like saying that a European could speak French, Russian, Italian, Greek, English, and German in addition to their own language. Without the need for banks or governments, or currency and regulations, the natives traveled, taking their unique culture to other peoples. We can say that, unlike voracious, mercenary, and warring trade, in pre-Columbian America there were intense cultural exchanges. Not that there were no wars, conquests, or plundering, but in general, the social climate showed a reasonable tolerance for diversity, and so knowing the language of other peoples contributed greatly. There were tribes whose only function was to organize a party, and during a certain time of the year, neighboring tribes suspended all hostility and met to celebrate. The famous legend of the Amazonians says that a tribe of warrior-women valiantly defended their territory against neighbors who wanted to dominate them. Known as Icamiabas, once a year, these women and their neighbors suspended all hostility and proclaimed a great celebration. Warrior-men from the neighborhood arrived unarmed and ready to love the valiant Icamiabas. From these relationships, children were born who would be very well taken care of in the women’s village. Next year, at the next celebration, the men would receive the boys to take them to their villages, while the girls would become Icamiabas. Not by chance, the region attributed to these women warriors is in front of Tupinambara Island (Parintins), on the other side of the Amazon River. This is the Espelho da Lua (traslate to Mirror of Moon).

P07_145 – Leonide Principe
Camera Nikon F5 with Nikkor lens 80-200mm f2.8 – Diapositive Film Fujichrome Velvia 50 – Scanner: Nikon SUPER COOLSCAN 5000 ED
Original file size: 5336px x 3538px
Location Taken: Amazon river (Parintins – Amazonas Brazil)
Date Taken: 1992
Collection: Waterscapes – Persons shown: -nobody
Keywords:
rio Amazonas, Amazon river, rios, rivers, águas, waterscapes, Festival Folclórico de Parintins, Boi Bumba, Parintins Folkloric Festival, folclore, folklore, CULTURA, CULTURE, Parintins, Tupinambarana, Amazonas, Amazônia, Amazon, Amazonian, Brazil, Brasil, Brazilian, América do Sul, South America, barcos regionais, regional boats, navegação fluvial, navigation, water transportation, TRANSPORTE, TRANSPORTATION, pôr-do-sol, sunset, NFT
EN1 Amazon legend P07_145
PT1 Lenda do Amazonas P07_145
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Procession
Regional boats are sailing along the Amazon River towards Parintins.

A84_5453 – Leonide Principe
Equipment: NIKON D2X with lens 70-200 mm F2.8 set at 116 mm – Exposition: ISO: 100 – Aperture: 8.5 – Shutter: 1/320 – Program: Normal – Exp. Comp.: -0.3,
Original file size: 4312px x 2868px
Location: Amazon river (Parintins – Amazonas Brazil)
Date: June 29, 2009 – Time: 10:19:23 AM
Collection: Waterscapes – Persons shown: far away
Keywords:
rio Amazonas, Amazon river, rios, rivers, águas, waterscapes, Festival Folclórico de Parintins, Boi Bumba, Parintins Folkloric Festival, folclore, folklore, CULTURA, CULTURE, Parintins, Tupinambarana, Amazonas, Amazônia, Amazon, Amazonian, Brazil, Brasil, Brazilian, América do Sul, South America, barcos regionais, regional boats, navegação fluvial, navigation, water transportation, TRANSPORTE, TRANSPORTATION
EN2 Procession A84_5453
PT2 Cortejo A84_5453
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Festive boats
During the two or three sailings, the party animates the deck of the boats: music, sun and joy.

A84_5461 – Leonide Principe
Equipment: NIKON D2X with lens 12.0-24.0 mm f/4.0 set at 12 mm – Exposition: ISO: 100 – Aperture: 9.5 – Shutter: 1/350 – Program: Normal – Exp. Comp.: -0.7,
Original file size: 4312px x 2868px
Location: Amazon river (Parintins – Amazonas Brazil)
Date: June 29, 2009 – Time: 2:25:16 PM
Collection: Waterscapes – Persons shown: -nobody
Keywords:
rio Amazonas, Amazon river, rios, rivers, águas, waterscapes, Festival Folclórico de Parintins, Boi Bumba, Parintins Folkloric Festival, folclore, folklore, CULTURA, CULTURE, Parintins, Tupinambarana, Amazonas, Amazônia, Amazon, Amazonian, Brazil, Brasil, Brazilian, América do Sul, South America, barcos regionais, regional boats, navegação fluvial, navigation, water transportation, TRANSPORTE, TRANSPORTATION
EN3 Festive boats A84_5461
PT3 Barcos festivos A84_5461
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Crammed riverside
The city of Parintins, facing the Amazon River, receives hundreds of boats, moored on its banks.

P07_146_042 – Leonide Principe
Camera Nikon F5 with Nikkor lens 80-200mm f2.8 – Diapositive Film Fujichrome Velvia 50 – Scanner: Nikon SUPER COOLSCAN 5000 ED
Original file size: 3525px x 5314px
Location Taken: Amazon river (Parintins – Amazonas Brazil)
Date Taken: 1992
Collection: Waterscapes – Persons shown: -nobody
Keywords:
rio Amazonas, Amazon river, rios, rivers, águas, waterscapes, Festival Folclórico de Parintins, Boi Bumba, Parintins Folkloric Festival, folclore, folklore, CULTURA, CULTURE, Parintins, Tupinambarana, Amazonas, Amazônia, Amazon, Amazonian, Brazil, Brasil, Brazilian, América do Sul, South America, barcos regionais, regional boats, navegação fluvial, navigation, water transportation, TRANSPORTE, TRANSPORTATION
EN4 Crammed riverside P07_146_042
PT4 Beirario abarotada P07_146_042
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The arena
Bumbodromo is the arena where the Festival takes place. Divided in half, one part receives the fans of one team and the other part receives the opposing team. When an ox performs, only its fans will cheer, while the opposing group is completely silent.

P22_526 – Leonide Principe
Camera Nikon F5 with Nikkor lens 70-200mm f2.8 – Diapositive Film Fujichrome Velvia 50 – Scanner: Nikon SUPER COOLSCAN 5000 ED
Digitised from a positive on film
Original file size: 5305px x 3551px
Location Taken: Bumbódromo (Parintins – Amazonas Brazil)
Date Taken: 1997
Collection: Parintins Festival – Persons shown: crowd
Keywords:
Festival Folclórico de Parintins, Boi Bumba, Parintins Folkloric Festival, folclore, folklore, CULTURA, CULTURE, Parintins, Tupinambarana, Amazonas, Amazônia, Amazon, Amazonian, Brazil, Brasil, Brazilian, América do Sul, South America
EN5 The arena P22_526
PT5 A arena P22_526
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An old revelry
There is no way to resist, a regenerating, ancestral and widespread revelry invades the Bumbódromo, the competition arena. Also the same revelry pervades the city, which boils day and night, no one sleeps.

A80_4377 – Leonide Principe
Equipment: NIKON D2X with lens 12.0-24.0 mm f/4.0 set at 12 mm – Exposition: ISO: 100 – Aperture: 4 – Shutter: 1/6 – Program: Normal – Exp. Comp.: -1.0,
Original digital capture of a real life scene
Original file size: 2868px x 4312px
Location: Bumbódromo (Parintins – Amazonas Brazil)
Date: June 27, 2009 – Time: 8:53:53 PM
Collection: Folklore – Persons shown: crowd
Keywords:
Festival Folclórico de Parintins, Boi Bumba, Parintins Folkloric Festival, folclore, folklore, CULTURA, CULTURE, Parintins, Tupinambarana, Amazonas, Amazônia, Amazon, Amazonian, Brazil, Brasil, Brazilian, América do Sul, South America
EN6 An old revelry A80_4377
PT6 Uma folia antiga A80_4377
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The blue side
On one side of the arena, the blue tide surges, twists, triumphs. No reveler would dare wear a red outfit.

A81_4684 – Leonide Principe
Equipment: NIKON D2X with lens 70-200 mm F2.8 set at 95 mm – Exposition: ISO: 100 – Aperture: 2.8 – Shutter: 1/25 – Program: Normal – Exp. Comp.: -1.3,
Original digital capture of a real life scene
Original file size: 4312px x 2868px
Location: Bumbódromo (Parintins – Amazonas Brazil)
Date: June 28, 2009 – Time: 12:01:12 AM
Collection: Folklore – Persons shown: crowd
Keywords:
Festival Folclórico de Parintins, Boi Bumba, Parintins Folkloric Festival, folclore, folklore, CULTURA, CULTURE, Parintins, Tupinambarana, Amazonas, Amazônia, Amazon, Amazonian, Brazil, Brasil, Brazilian, América do Sul, South America
EN7 The blue side A81_4684
PT7 O lado azul A81_4684
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David Assayag
He is the singer of the toadas, the songs that sing the myths, nature and life of the Amazonian peoples. David Assayag was the singer loved even by his opponents.

A82_5153 – Leonide Principe
Equipment: NIKON D2X with lens 70-200 mm F2.8 set at 200 mm – Exposition: ISO: 100 – Aperture: 6 – Shutter: 1/160 – Program: Normal – Exp. Comp.: -2.0,
Original file size: 4312px x 2868px
Location: Bumbódromo (Parintins – Amazonas Brazil)
Date: June 28, 2009 – Time: 10:14:43 PM
Collection: Folklore – Persons shown:
Keywords:
Festival Folclórico de Parintins, Boi Bumba, Parintins Folkloric Festival, folclore, folklore, CULTURA, CULTURE, Parintins, Tupinambarana, Amazonas, Amazônia, Amazon, Amazonian, Brazil, Brasil, Brazilian, América do Sul, South America
EN8 David Assayag A82_5153
PT8 David Assayag A82_5153
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Cunhã Poranga
Presentation of Cunhã Poranga, the most beautiful girl in the tribe.

A83_5409 – Leonide Principe
Equipment: NIKON D2X with lens 70-200 mm F2.8 set at 70 mm – Exposition: ISO: 100 – Aperture: 4 – Shutter: 1/60 – Program: Normal – Exp. Comp.: -0.3,
Original digital capture of a real life scene
Original file size: 4312px x 2868px
Location: Bumbódromo (Parintins – Amazonas Brazil)
Date: June 29, 2009 – Time: 1:03:09 AM
Collection: Folklore – Persons shown: cunhã poranga
Keywords:
Festival Folclórico de Parintins, Boi Bumba, Parintins Folkloric Festival, folclore, folklore, CULTURA, CULTURE, Parintins, Tupinambarana, Amazonas, Amazônia, Amazon, Amazonian, Brazil, Brasil, Brazilian, América do Sul, South America
EN9 Cunhã Poranga A83_5409
PT9 Cunhã Poranga A83_5409
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Victory!
It is the Caprichoso victory!
Caprichoso organizers celebrate.

P23_548 – Leonide Principe
Camera Nikon F5 with Nikkor lens 70-200mm f2.8 – Diapositive Film Fujichrome Velvia 50 – Scanner: Nikon SUPER COOLSCAN 5000 ED
Digitised from a positive on film
Original file size: 5337px x 3568px
Location Taken: Bumbódromo (Parintins – Amazonas Brazil)
Date Taken: 1997
Collection: Parintins Festival – Persons shown: actress
Keywords:
Amazon, Amazonas, Amazonian, Amazônia, América do Sul, Boi Bumba, Brasil, Brazil, Brazilian, CULTURA, CULTURE, Festival Folclórico de Parintins, Parintins, Parintins Folkloric Festival, South America, Tupinambarana, folclóre, folklore
EN10 Victory! P23_548
PT10 Vitoria! P23_548
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