A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
OCTOBER 2006: Skank
Belo Horizonte is the cradle of several pop musicians and groups. The most famous pop groups from this city are Jota Quest and Skank. Skank, pronounced like Skaankie, is also slang for weed and might cause some confusion in the United States. The pop group Skank has nothing to do with weed, and manages to attract thousands of enthusiastic fans during their shows. The band of singer Samuel Rosa was founded in 1991 and has produced more than ten albums, of which more than six million were sold. I have attended two concerts of Skank in Belo Horizonte. The first was a three-hour show in a large indoor hall. One year later, I managed to hear them play again, at the large Praça da Estação, for free. This concert was on the occasion of the fortieth anniversary of Brazilian oil company Petrobrás. Skank? Eu vou!
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2006, 2014