Carnaval 2013 in Salvador da Bahia is winding down, but Daniela Mercury never stops. The clip below shows how watching her perform, either in concert or following one of her electric trios, is a musical gift that keeps on giving. “O Canto da Cidade” sums up the joy and energy of Carnaval, and Daniela turns this feast of Brazilian culture into a delicious sensory experience with her outfits and accompanying dancers. With her dedication to social causes and promotion of her country’s vibrant culture, Daniela Mercury sums up what is tirelessly dynamic about Brazil.

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Leon Kaye

Leon Kaye is the founder and editor of 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. Areas of interest include the <a Middle East, 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 You can also reach out via Twitter (Leon Kaye) and Instagram (GreenGoPost). Since 2013, he has spent much of his time in Abu Dhabi, UAE, working with Masdar, the emirate's renewable energy company. He lives in Fresno, California.