This short documentary demonstrates why the german city Cologne, the carnival and energetic Brazilian drum rhythms perfectly match. Maracatu is a Brazilian style of music which is related to Samba and has been firmly established by the Maracuta Colonia group in Germany's carnival stronghold. Members of this band of drummers explain Maracatu's African roots, its essence and the reasons why it promotes the understanding among nations.
This article focuses on the treatment of the Grupo Cultural Olodum with young adolescents Maciel Pelourinho, Salvador - Bahia - Brazil, in the 70 and 80 living in situations of profound social vulnerability and the opportunities were few. The Pelourinho, Salvador Historical Center, this time was inhabited by people who were unable to decent housing, since the site had no basic infrastructure, dominated the robberies, crime, prostitution and drug trafficking.
Within this panorama was created Bloco Afro Olodum, the intention to create opportunities for the population of blacks and Maciel Pelourinho Bahia able to play the carnival on a block that had its identity.