By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Honk! Rio 2015 festival began in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday, August 6th and will continue through Sunday, August 9th with over twenty brass bands, blocos, and groups including international guests performing live and for free in the streets and in various locations throughout the city. In addition to live performances, the festival includes workshops, discussions and a parade of participating marching bands.
Known for its focus on neo-fanfare music, brass bands, activism, and street performances, the Honk! festival originated in Boston, Massachusetts, United States over ten years . . .