Mighty echoes

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The sound of drums echoing on top of the Caramujo mountain on Sao Nicolau Island in Cape Verde. Once a year the locals from Ribeira Brava area climb the mountain to honour the spirit.
Eating, drinking, dancing and playing the drums is on the menu!!   June 8

Sao Nicolau drummer boy


At last a break from the fierce drumming at the street party outside Ribeira Brava.

Sao Nicolau, Cape Verde June 2014

Festa da tambor


At night after the ritual climb to honour the spirit of the Caramujo mountain,  things starts to heat up on the hills outside Ribeira Brava.   Sao Nicolau, Cape Verde



The soul of Caramujo

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June 8, some fifty local villagers, drummers, donkeys and flag-bearers manifested their traditional annual tribute to the soul of the mountain Caramujo. The steep climb to the top takes about two hours. Among the participants where Manuel with his goat kid following him anxiously wherever he sat his foot.
Riberia Brava. Sao Nicolau island in Cape Verde.