Maimbê Dandá! Another Incredible Carnaval with Daniela Mercury
Maimbê Dandá is one of my favorite Daniela Mercury songs; the lyrics combined with the energy with which Mercury delivers her goods sums up the passion of Brazilian culture and music. Carnaval may have ended a few days ago, but the excitement still lingers for me, even though I have not been since 2010. What I love about this video, filmed on the 11th, is how it displays the setting of Carnaval at Salvador da Bahia. The camarotes (temporary dance floors) facing over the dark expanse of the Atlantic Ocean with the crowds in the street. If you have never lived Carnaval, Salvador is the place to visit this time of year, and Daniela Mercury completes the whole intense yet sublime festivities.
[Image credit: Leon Kaye]