Definitions

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  • n. Any of a wide range of music and dance styles originating from Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil, and traditionally associated with Brazilian carnival.

Etymologies

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Portuguese, said to come from ferver, "to boil".

Examples

  • Orquestra Contemporanea de Olinda incorporates the brass-band carnaval music called frevo, regional rhythms like ciranda and maracatu-the latter a key element in the manguebeat sound pioneered by Chico Science in Recife two decades ago-and even traces of samba, rock, and dub.

    Chicago Reader

  • Orquestra Contemporanea de Olinda This Brazilian big band incorporates the brass-band carnaval music called frevo, regional rhythms like ciranda and maracatu-the latter a key element in the manguebeat sound pioneered by Chico Science two decades ago-and even traces of samba, rock, and dub.

    Chicago Reader

  • Some, such as bossa nova and samba, are well known outside Brazil, while others, including axe, choro, forro and frevo, are more localized.

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  • As a counterpoint, the author also recalls Brazilian beats such as the samba and the frevo.

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  • Bonsucesso Samba Clube - Bonsucesso Samba Clube is just one among the bunch of awesome acts from Pernambuco, like Banda Eddie, Mundo Livre S/A, Otto, and DJ Dolores, that suck all they can from the traditional sounds of maracatu, samba, frevo, and forró and come up with something refreshing and exciting.

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  • In Olinda and Recife, one hears driving, hypnotic maracatu and raucous, hyperkinetic frevo.

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  • After Sebastian left (a frevo band came on and he just couldn't take anymore).

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  • Accordionist Rob Curto is actually of Italian descent, but he specialises in the forró and frevo music of north-eastern Brazil, his band incorporating members of Nation Beat, one of New York's other major interpreters of these sounds.

    The Stirrer

  • Brazilian Prom - July 22An early evening concert of samba, choro, baiao and frevo tunes and songs from Cardiff-based Os Sambistas.

    WalesOnline - Home

  • New York's Balkan meets gypsy meets jazz extravaganza (August 14); Harlem Samba (August 20) with its driving all-percussion bateria made up of young musicians from Frederick Douglass Academy who bring the wild exuberance of Rio's carnival bands to New York's streets; and Frevo Bombastico (August 21) a group of New York's finest salsa, Latin and jazz players performing frevo, the super-charged carnival music of Recife in Northeastern Brazil.

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