It's also carnival for Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil

It’s also carnival for Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil

It is well known that Carnival in Brazil is an extraordinary moment of the year, as is the fact that the involvement is total, in a sort of cancellation of differences and a celebratory moment.

Not even two of the most important Brazilian artists are exempt from these rules: Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil.

The two pillars of Brazilian music were celebrated by a group of musicians of the Carnival of Salvador de Bahia i “Filhos de Gandhy” who used the “Beleza Pura” costume with which they paid homage to the father of tropicalism Caetano Veloso.

The artist himself joined the parade in the company of his colleague Gilberto Gil, both dressed in the celebratory dress.

A shot of the event was shared by Veloso and Gil on their Instagram profiles

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The photo is accompanied by a post:

“Oh, my Father in heaven, on earth it is carnival
Call the staff
Send him down to see
Children of Gandhi”

The parade of pure beauty @gandhyoficial. Thanks for the giveaway! Ajayo!

The “Afoxé” (the Carnival musical group) “Filhos de Gandhy” has been part of the Salvador parade for 75 years and is one of the most traditional in the city.

The group celebrated the musical talent of the Bahian singer and composer, using costumes and accessories inspired by the tropicalist movement, of which Caetano Veloso was one of the pioneers.

“We will have a great and beautiful celebration of the cultural and musical diversity of Brazil, uniting afoxé with Tropicalismo and reaffirming the importance of freedom of expression and resistance, values ​​so present in the history of Filhos de Gandhy and in the legacy of Caetano”, said the president of the Sons of Gandhy, Gilsoney de Oliveira.

The Sons of Gandhy paraded in the circuits of Batatinha (Pelourinho), Da (Barra-Ondina) and Osmar (Campo Grande), on 11, 12 and 13 February respectively.

The “Filhos de Gandhy” group was born on February 18, 1949, founded by a group of black workers on the docks of the port of Salvador, in Bahia. Always inspired by Afro-Brazilian culture and influenced by the ideals of peace, equality and cultural resistance, the group decided to create an entity that celebrated its roots and promoted positive values ​​during Carnival.

The name “Sons of Gandhi”, for example, is a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi, an Indian pacifist leader known for his principles of non-violence.

From the beginning, the bloc adopted the use of white clothing, inspired by the clothing of Indian fishermen, as a way to represent simplicity, humility and cultural resistance.

Over the years, the Filhos de Gandhy has become one of the most significant and respected carnival events in Bahia and also in Brazil.