There, where the Amazon meets the huge Tapajós river, there’s a village called Alter do Chão. Despite having become in a highly touristic destiny, it is still the sacred territory for many indigenous.

Suraras do Tapajós is a group of women who defend their territory through their indigenous culture, body paint and Carimbo, a traditional Amazonian music characterized by big and colorful handmade skirts, which unfold on the air while spinning during the dance. The Carimbo has its origins in the African American and indigenous culture and the Suraras claim to be the one and only Carimbo group entirely composed by indigenous women in the  Amazon.

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