Folia de Reis Penitentes do Santa Marta
The second time I went up the community of Santa Marta to photograph the Folia de Reis Penitents of Santa Marta . The relentless heat of Rio’s summer realized that would be a very late bathed in sweat. On top of a slab of the foliam members they were beginning to awaken to initiate the procession of Penitents of Santa Marta . At the end of the preparations representatives met in the room to sing songs and ask the blessing for the walk .
Meanwhile , children waited anxiously for the procession and the time to come face to face with the clowns or bastions , such as costumed members are also known . With a group of musicians and two clowns the procession followed by community alleys stopping at strategic places to honor distinguished residents .
The revelry exists there for over 50 years and is perpetuated from father to son . The tradition began in Ilha do Governador , where Luiz masters , Dodo and Diniz met Folia Master Joe Candido and were inspired to bring the event to Santa Marta .