12 photos of an exhibit celebrating Brazil’s intangible cultural heritage

An exhibit making the rounds of Brazil’s state capitals since last year showcases the country’s intangible cultural heritage.

Brazil has five elements inscribed in UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity: capoeira; the oral and graphic expressions of the Wajapi people; the Círio de Nazaré religious festival; frevo music and dance; and Bahian samba de roda. Brazil’s own National Historic and Artistic Heritage Institute recognizes a total of 37 intangible cultural heritage elements, divided into four categories: Knowledge, Celebrations, Forms of Expression and Places.

The exhibit, titled Brazilian Intangible Cultural Heritage — The Living Celebration of Popular Culture, highlights a total of 38 elements; it’s on view at Caixa Cultural Brasília until March 27.

Exhibit celebrates Brazil's Intangible Cultural Heritage

Exhibit celebrates Brazil's intangible cultural heritage

Exhibit celebrates Brazil's intangible cultural heritage

Exhibit celebrates Brazil's intangible cultural heritage

Exhibit celebrates Brazil's intangible cultural heritage

Exhibit celebrates Brazil's intangible cultural heritage

Exhibit celebrates Brazil's intangible cultural heritage

Exhibit celebrates Brazil's intangible cultural heritage

Exhibit celebrates Brazil's intangible cultural heritage

Exhibit celebrates Brazil's intangible cultural heritage

Exhibit celebrates Brazil's intangible cultural heritage

Interactive exhibit celebrates Brazilian culture

Photos by Elza Fiuza/ABr

Written by Sergio Barreto

Brazilian-American editor, web developer and (occasional) event promoter. As founder and content director for this site, I keep an eye on what's wrong with Brazil, but what really makes my heart beat faster is sharing the exciting things happening in Brazilian tech, music, film, and other creative industries.

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