As far as I can tell, here in Jacobina, there are no laws for noise. You can play your radio as loud as you want. You can mount giant speakers to the top of your car and drive around the streets with propaganda. If you are selling anything, you can shout it out as you walk along, or if you are driving, you can honk to let people know you are coming. This is not only in the day time, it’s at night too.
The first time I experienced this was on my first trip here a few years ago. You can imagine my excitement when I heard a song playing in the street. I ran outside to find the ice-cream truck, but all I found was a man on a motorcycle selling gas from the side car attached to it. There are a lot of things being sold in the street here, but I have yet to find an ice cream truck.
The other great thing about all of this is that this city is built in the middle of mountains so everything echoes. You can hear noises from several blocks away. The other night we were all in the kitchen and I heard drums. The sound was getting closer so I asked Maiara what it was. She told me that there are a group of young men that practice drumming in the streets here for Carnival in February. I grabbed my camera and ran outside to take some pictures.
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