Intangible Cultural Heritage - Duas Barras


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8 de Dezembro Musical Society. Photo: Cris Isidoro/Diadorim Ideias
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8 de Dezembro Music Society is the oldest band in Duas Barras. In 2012, they celebrate the band's 91st anniversary and the date, every year, is part of the festive calendar of the city. It was founded by Priest João Gonçalves de Barros and its history is told in the Themis Gomes House of Culture. Contemplated as a unit of the project Ponto de Cultura, the Society promotes courses in musical initiation, violin, percussion, brass instruments, and reeds, and assists 140 students from 9-16 years of age. The band's anniversary celebration, on December 8th, includes a reveille, a presentation in main square's the bandstand, and a parade through the city streets. 

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Address: Doutor Feliciano Sodré Street, 36, Downtown, Duas Barras.
Phone: (+55 22) 2534-1521
E-mail address: musicafazsentido@hotmail.com

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