The following is an excerpt from the journal of Eduardo Camara, the Brazilian photographer who worked on the Brastilo photo shoot.
To finalize the Carioca tour of Rio, we went to Samba's neighborhood, to the "Old Rio" - the Lapa neighborhood. This is where everything started. Where our culture sprouts like trees, improvising our genuine music. Where everything is mixed; the classic and the popular, the Barroco and the modern, the improvised and the planned, the pur Carioca spirit.
The Lapa Staircase is a mark that welcomes foreigners into Rio's Carioca Lifestyle. This is our essence: receive all with open arms so they feel at home, hearing music that is fascinating while tasting our rich and unique culture.
Welcome to Brazil!