Reggae music was honored during a carnival celebration held in Florianopolis.  (Photo Credit: Jamaica Observer)
Reggae music was honored during a carnival celebration held in Florianopolis.
(Photo Credit: Jamaica Observer)

Cecilia Campbell-Livingston is reporting that Reggae music has gone carnival in Brazil. Singers Bunny Wailer and Andrew Tosh, music industry veteran Maxine Stowe and former Miss World Cindy Breakspeare were joined by former Jamaica football coach René Simões (currently Brazilian football coach), and Brazilian music promoter Cristiano Andrade, on a float saluting Reggae music. Reggae music is extremely popular in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo.

Campbell-Livingston writes:

“‘Being my first time in Brazil, to see and feel the love of reggae and the Wailers there, in their National Carnival, is an indication of the impact that reggae, Rastafari and Jamaica has there,’ Wailer said in an interview with the Sunday Observer. ‘The float touched on all aspects of our music and culture.’ With Brazil hosting the World Cup in a matter of weeks and the Olympics in 2016, Wailer believes Jamaica should strengthen ties with the South American country, one of reggae’s biggest markets. ‘The Brazilian people are seeking more tangible connections with Jamaica and we need to respond in a manner that is mutually beneficial to our music and culture,’ he said.”


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