February 03, 2011

Wilbert Das joins Trancoso’s Festa São Brás

The traditional party this year included performances by local musicians of Trancoso playing samba and forro, as well as special performances by Cezinha and Elba Ramalho, one of the best-loved forro performers in Brasil.

Wilbert’s co-festeiros were two members of native families, Cabocla Barreto and Cássia Bandera. Together they worked to respect the traditional roots of this annual celebration, re-introducing some historic aspects which hadn’t been practiced in recent years, such as traditional games for children on the Quadrado for the town’s children.