Brazilian carnival vibes return to Shuiwei

Writer: Wang Haolan, Lin Songtao  |  Editor: Liu Minxia  |  From: Shenzhen Daily  |  Updated: 2023-02-20

Shuiwei Community in Futian District was once again enveloped in a cocoon of joy and revelry as its Brazilian carnival, which has been on hiatus for about four years due to the pandemic, relaunched with buzzing vibes Saturday night.

The carnival was hosted by Brass House, a Brazilian-Dutch-owned bar located at Shuiwei’s Cultural Block 1368. The party was in full swing at around 8 p.m. as the samba parade kicked off. A barrage of colors and sounds filled the air as Latin music, samba dancers, marching drummers, a brass band and an acrobatic lion dance graced the area. International foods and beverages also kept everyone energized for the huge samba party which lasted until 2 a.m.

Samba dancers perform at an alley packed with revelers during the Brazilian carnival held at Shuiwei’s Cultural Block 1368 in Futian District on Saturday night.  Lin Songtao

A band prepares for their performance during the carnival Saturday night. Wang Haolan

Performers pose for a photo during the carnival Saturday night. Wang Haolan

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