Daniela Mercury had her native Salvador da Bahia in the palm of her hand as she electrified Carnaval 2013 with her performance tonight. Fellow Bahian singer Nara Costa joined her to kick of Friday night’s parade to mark the two decades Mercury has electrified Salvador’s Carnaval. Mercury looked nothing short of smashing in a white, black and blue mini-dress, and her trio’s massive entourage was taking the joy of Carnaval all in. The video below gives you a good idea about what a night at Carnaval is all about. If you are going to enjoy one such week of revelry in Brazil, Salvador is the place to immerse yourself in Brazil’s rich tradition of music.

[Image credit of Daniela Mercury in Los Angeles, 2011: Leon Kaye] 

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Leon Kaye

Leon Kaye is the founder and editor of GreenGoPost.com. Based in California, he specializes in social media consulting and strategic communications. A journalist and writer since 2009 his work has appeared on Triple Pundit , The Guardian's Sustainable Business site and has appeared on Inhabitat and Earth911. His focus is making the business case for sustainability and corporate social responsibility. He's pictured here in Qatar, one of the Middle East countries in which he takes a keen interest because of its transformation into a post-oil economy. Other areas of interest include sustainable development in The Balkans, Brazil and Korea. He was a new media journalism fellow at the International Reporting Project, for which he covered child survival in India during February 2013. Contact him at leon@greengopost.com. You can also reach out via Twitter (@LeonKaye) and Instagram (GreenGoPost). During 2013 and 2014, he lived and worked in Abu Dhabi, UAE, as an associate director with a leading public relations firm within Masdar, the emirate's renewable energy company. He lives in Fresno, California.