Published18 Feb 2013
Carlinhos Brown lidera um projecto em S. Salvador da Bahia: criar um Afródromo, onde desfilem, em cada carnaval, os blocos afro dando-lhes visibilidade e recuperando a alma do Carnaval da cidade "mais negra do Brasil".
"Afródromo would be a new carnaval circuit. Salvador already has two primary ones: the long-established circuit along the downtown streets of Campo Grande, and a newer and now more prestigious route along the beachfront boulevard, from Barra to Ondina beaches. Mr. Brown hopes that with an established parade ground of their own, the blocos afro could gain prime-time media attention and also work together on merchandising and other programs. Afródromo’s advocates say it would help Salvador’s carnaval reclaim its soul."