Curriculum

Since 1987 Production and Executive Direction of all the editions of Lavadeira Festival | Cabo de Santo Agostinho/PE

1999, 2000 Production and Executive Direction of Lavadeira Festival | São Cristóvão/SE

1999, 2000, 2001, 2003 Production and Executive Direction of Lavadeira Festival | Salvador/BA

2001 Pernambuco & Bahia Festival | Salvador/BA

2002 Participation on the Axé Walk | Salvador/BA

2004 Realization of Brincantes Festival / Chesf | Recife/PE

2004 Realization of Project Identity Nation | Recife/PE

2005 Project Maceió Beer | Maceió/AL

2007 Realization of Lavadeira Festival | Ciampino/Itália

2012 26th Lavadeira Festival | Recife/PE more...

2013 27th Lavadeira Festival | Recife/PE more...

2014 28th Lavadeira Festival | Recife/PE more...

2015 29th Lavadeira Festival | Vila de São Jorge/GO more...

2016 30th Lavadeira Festival | Recife/PE more...

Maps

Maps for the Festival and the Lavadeira Image.
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Awards

The Lavadeira Festival has been awarded by the Brazilian Culture Ministry and the IPHAN (Institute of Patrimony Historic and Artistic National) as "Heritage of the Brazilian Popular Culture".
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Tributes

Since 2009, each edition of the Lavadeira Festival pays tribute to one representative personality of popular culture.Read more...

History of the Festival

On May the first of 1987, the Festival organizer Eduardo Melo, an artist from Recife, bought a statue of a Lavadeira, a woman who earns a living washing clothes for others. He placed the statue at his house in Paiva beach, Cabo de Santo Agostinho. The Lavadeira statue started to catch the attention of the local community, who named it as "the woman". Read more...