The Parintins Folk Festival is a cultural event that takes place on the island of Parintins, in the municipality of Amazonas, 369 km from the city of Manaus. The festival takes place annually in the last week of June and attracts an average of 60,000 tourists per year. Players arrive in the city on board boats and move the island’s economy, valuing popular culture.
Due to the pandemic scenario COVID-19, the 55th edition of the festival, which would take place in 2020, was suspended on May 25, following WHO (World Health Organization) guidelines aiming at prevention, well-being and safety everyone involved.
This decision was made by the event’s official organizers and Amazon Best (the company responsible for selling the tickets) issued a clarification note: “Nobody was prepared for the social and financial impacts of the pandemic and the events and tourism sector was the hardest hit . We ask, therefore, your understanding for this exceptional moment that we live ”.
Transmission of the presentations of the Bois de Parintins
Last Wednesday (June 24), the Government of Amazonas announced the realization of “Parintins Live” that will bring together the official items of the bumbás: Caprichoso e Garantido, in a special presentation at the Bumbódromo, on the island of Parintins. This presentation will be broadcast live on Saturday, June 27th and will start at 8:30 pm on TV A Critica, on channel 4, on open TV.
Presentation of the Oxen
Each ox will have two hours of presentation and will have the necessary care for the safety of everyone, in addition to involving the minimum number of people possible, to avoid any type of agglomeration. The order of the presentations was drawn on Wednesday afternoon (24), at the Bumbódromo, with the presence of the presidents of the bumbás and will follow the following sequence: Boi Caprichoso and then Boi Garantido.
During the presentations the public will be able to contribute with donations of basic baskets and bank deposits, in any amount, which will be directed to the two associations. The Secretary of Culture of Amazonas, Marcos Apolo Muniz, affirmed: “All the collection will be destined to the artists of the bumbás who are in a vulnerable situation”.