When the Native dance

Guarani boys from Cerro Marangatu, Mato Grosso do Sul =. Photo by Peter Mulligan/ Flickr

The 225 remaining Brazilian native ethnicity have a wide range of dance traditions. These are some of them:


Xavante (group comprising some 10,000 people living in the state of Mato Grosso)

Pataxó (from the South of Bahia)

Kayapó (from Xingu Native Park, in Central Brazil)

Kalapalo (Upper Xingu region)

And here the Kalapalo celebrate the Kuarup Festival, the main funeral ritual celebrated in the Xingu National Park.

Guarani ( a very diverse group, disperse in several parts of the country  – and also in neighboring countries)


You may also want to read: A day with the Kamayurá indians, Footage of isolated indians in the Amazon and Brazilian Babel