Festive Left Friday Blogging: Representing at Carnival!

A couple of weeks ago, I featured Caetano Veloso, performing his great “Tropicalia”. This week, it’s his old friend (and sometime brother-in-law)’s turn:

Gilberto Gil, Son of Gandhi

Gilberto Gil, Brazilian rocker turned minister of culture, rockin’ out here in the garb of the “Sons of Gandhi”, his longtime favorite samba school in his hometown of Salvador, the capital of Bahia.

Meanwhile, other faces of the left were also representin’:

El Che, eternal icon of leftist hottitude

The iconic Che put in his appearance on a float.

Nelson Mandela: ridin' that tiger!

And Nelson Mandela’s giant effigy rode in on a tiger.

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