Puxada de Rede

31903_10200102451016871_414922212_nThe dance called Puxada de Rede doesn’t just represent the relationship that a fisherman has with the sea, where he lives for practically his whole life, but also his relationship with his family and with his religion, especially with Iemanjá, the African Goddess of the sea. This folkloric dance is accompanied by the rhythm of the drums and the songs tell stories of fishermen who ask for a great catch, for a safe and tranquil trip with an assured return, and are sung when the net is brought back onto the beach.

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