Groups 2021

Flor Ribeirinha


Country: Brazil

Director: Domingas Leonor da Silva

Flor Ribeirinha works with the rescue, maintenance, protection and diffusion of popular culture, in particular Siriri and Cururu, as well as with other forms of expression of Brazilian popular culture. Born in the city of Cuiabá in the state of Mato Grosso in Brazil in 1933, in a riverside and historical community called São Gonçalo Beiro Rio, where the traditions of the feasts of saints, production of clay pottery, and typical foods and drinks are preserved. It was founded by the popular culture master Dona Domingas Leonor da Silva.

Since 2010, the Flor Ribeirinha group has been touring some countries of the American continent such as Peru, Paraguay and Argentina. In partnership with the Brazilian Federation of Popular Arts – ‘FEBRARP BRASIL’ the group took bigger flights, starting its participation in major international folklore festivals in Europe and Asia, covering France, Switzerland, Italy and South Korea. In 2017, the group participated in the world’s largest Art and Culture competition, the ‘18th Festival Buyukçekmece’ in Turkey, featuring the show CUIABÁ DANCING BRAZIL. In 2019, the group represented Brazilian culture in one of the biggest, cultural events: the arrival of the new year in China, presenting itself to millions of people.


  1. 1st Prize Golden Bridge Competition in Büyukçekmece, Turkey, 2017
  2. 2nd Prize Cheonan World Dance Festival, South Korea, 2016
  3. Culturas Populares (Folk Art Award) by Ministry of Culture of Brazil, 2019
  4. Three times Champion of the Siriri Festival, provincial dance festival of the State of Mato Grosso, Brazil

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Participation: in the virtual competition of the festival