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Visiting the city of ACARAPE – Walking through our African origins

One day before the match between Nigeria and Spain at the Arena Castelão Stadium in Fortaleza, we are preparing a trip to the city of Acarape, the first place in Brazil to liberate all its black slaves.

This trip will offer us a new way to understand Afro-Brazilian history and culture, as recounted by the population of Acarape who are mostly descendants of African slaves.
Everyone is invited on this tour (tourists, press, supporters from Spain, Nigeria, Brazil and other nacionalities) which we hope will give opportunities and visibility to the local entrepreneurs of Acarape.


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Date: Saturday, June 22nd.
Place: In front of Banco Palmas.
Price: 15 reais (6 EUR). Food is not included.


8 h: Leave from Banco Palmas
10 h: Reception at the train station. Presentation of a regional Capoeira group and typical dances from Guinea.
11 h: Visit to a paroquial theater. Show with dances from Cape Verde and presentation of the UNILAB* group.
12h: Lunch time
13.30 h: Visit to Senzalas do Engenho Douradinha**
15 h: Return to Culture Space “Vila de Usina” with a presentation of typical dances and slaves dances from the region. There will be several shops with typical food and handicrafts.
16.30 h: Return to Fortaleza.

*UNILAB is the Afro Brazilian University of International Lusophone Integration
**Senzalas are the place where the slaves lived. Engenho Douradinha is the name of the farm where Senzalas were.


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