Oyá Nike & Maracatú Pacifico, In The 2016 38th Annual San Francisco Carnaval Parade

The Banner
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The banner read:

Oyá Nike
San Francisco, CA


Oyá Nike & Maracatú Pacifico external link   •  In The 2016 38th Annual San Francisco Carnaval Parade external link   •  This year's theme: Viva La Madre Tierra   •  24th Street near South Van Ness   •  San Francisco, California   •  (Date Photographed: 12:10:15 Sunday 29 May 2016)   •  (Date Published: Wednesday 13 July 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C16_3596
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Danced In Full Skirts
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Following the banner, women in full skirts danced opposite a man wearing rags.


Oyá Nike & Maracatú Pacifico external link   •  In The 2016 38th Annual San Francisco Carnaval Parade external link   •  This year's theme: Viva La Madre Tierra   •  24th Street near South Van Ness   •  San Francisco, California   •  (Date Photographed: 12:10:49 Sunday 29 May 2016)   •  (Date Published: Wednesday 13 July 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C16_3603
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Hands Wide
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As part of the dance, hands were held wide and then all together the women would clap.


Oyá Nike & Maracatú Pacifico external link   •  In The 2016 38th Annual San Francisco Carnaval Parade external link   •  This year's theme: Viva La Madre Tierra   •  24th Street near South Van Ness   •  San Francisco, California   •  (Date Photographed: 12:11:26 Sunday 29 May 2016)   •  (Date Published: Wednesday 13 July 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C16_3607
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A Well Timed Clap
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All at once, dozens of hands came together for a loud clap.


Oyá Nike & Maracatú Pacifico external link   •  In The 2016 38th Annual San Francisco Carnaval Parade external link   •  This year's theme: Viva La Madre Tierra   •  24th Street near South Van Ness   •  San Francisco, California   •  (Date Photographed: 12:11:33 Sunday 29 May 2016)   •  (Date Published: Wednesday 13 July 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C16_3611
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As If In Worship
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At one point during the dance, the woman appeared entranced as if in worship.


Oyá Nike & Maracatú Pacifico external link   •  In The 2016 38th Annual San Francisco Carnaval Parade external link   •  This year's theme: Viva La Madre Tierra   •  24th Street near South Van Ness   •  San Francisco, California   •  (Date Photographed: 12:11:41 Sunday 29 May 2016)   •  (Date Published: Wednesday 13 July 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C16_3613
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Gourd With Beans
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The next group of dancers carried decorated gourds filled with beans and shaken to produce a rhythmic sound.


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Ahead Of Band
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A group of women walked ahead of the band and used decorated gourds to add to the band's music.


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Wore Straw Hats
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The members of the drum corps wore straw hats, a few with hat bands that matched their shirts.


Oyá Nike & Maracatú Pacifico external link   •  In The 2016 38th Annual San Francisco Carnaval Parade external link   •  This year's theme: Viva La Madre Tierra   •  24th Street near South Van Ness   •  San Francisco, California   •  (Date Photographed: 12:12:08 Sunday 29 May 2016)   •  (Date Published: Wednesday 13 July 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C16_3628
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Heavy Beat
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Those at the rear of the drum corps beat their drums with more gusto.


Oyá Nike & Maracatú Pacifico external link   •  In The 2016 38th Annual San Francisco Carnaval Parade external link   •  This year's theme: Viva La Madre Tierra   •  24th Street near South Van Ness   •  San Francisco, California   •  (Date Photographed: 12:12:28 Sunday 29 May 2016)   •  (Date Published: Wednesday 13 July 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C16_3634
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Parasols And Fans
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The final part of this contingent featured men walking with parasols and women walking between them, carrying fans.


Oyá Nike & Maracatú Pacifico external link   •  In The 2016 38th Annual San Francisco Carnaval Parade external link   •  This year's theme: Viva La Madre Tierra   •  24th Street near South Van Ness   •  San Francisco, California   •  (Date Photographed: 12:12:44 Sunday 29 May 2016)   •  (Date Published: Wednesday 13 July 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C16_3641
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Man In White
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A man wearing white robes and a white cloth hat, carried a white parasol.


Oyá Nike & Maracatú Pacifico external link   •  In The 2016 38th Annual San Francisco Carnaval Parade external link   •  This year's theme: Viva La Madre Tierra   •  24th Street near South Van Ness   •  San Francisco, California   •  (Date Photographed: 12:13:03 Sunday 29 May 2016)   •  (Date Published: Wednesday 13 July 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C16_3647
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Man In Whiteface
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A man wearing whiteface carried a red parasol. Note that the color of the threads in his hat almost matched the color of his parasol.


Oyá Nike & Maracatú Pacifico external link   •  In The 2016 38th Annual San Francisco Carnaval Parade external link   •  This year's theme: Viva La Madre Tierra   •  24th Street near South Van Ness   •  San Francisco, California   •  (Date Photographed: 12:13:16 Sunday 29 May 2016)   •  (Date Published: Wednesday 13 July 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C16_3648
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Inverted Parasol
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A man dressed in white robes was the final part of this contingent. He carried an inverted parasol made to look like a flower.


Oyá Nike & Maracatú Pacifico external link   •  In The 2016 38th Annual San Francisco Carnaval Parade external link   •  This year's theme: Viva La Madre Tierra   •  24th Street near South Van Ness   •  San Francisco, California   •  (Date Photographed: 12:13:41 Sunday 29 May 2016)   •  (Date Published: Wednesday 13 July 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C16_3653
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