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  • noun A Brazilian performance genre involving parades and music.

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Examples

  • Its key figure was the late, great Chico Science, who mixed the traditional rhythm of maracatu with experimental rock.

    Seu Jorge and Almaz – review

  • Some alternative choices include AfroReggae (which plays samba-reggae and funk), Rio Maracatu (playing the powerful maracatu rhythm, not to be missed), and Bloco da Maria Farinha, which parades on beautiful Itacoatiara Beach, an hour away on the far side of Niteroi; they end up on the sand and keep playing well into the night.

    Chris McGowan: Carnaval in Rio: How to Have Fun and Not Get Mugged

  • ORIGEM BAND CONCERT, features Brazilian music styles from the southeast and northeast regions, including samba, bossa nova, forro, afoxe and maracatu. 6 p.m.,

    D.C. Community Calendar, July 22-29, 2010

  • Some alternative choices include AfroReggae (which plays samba-reggae and funk), Rio Maracatu (playing the powerful maracatu rhythm, not to be missed), and Bloco da Maria Farinha, which parades on beautiful Itacoatiara Beach, an hour away on the far side of Niteroi; they end up on the sand and keep playing well into the night.

    Chris McGowan: Carnaval in Rio: How to Have Fun and Not Get Mugged

  • This was done without getting stuck in the past, colourful Brazil of exported nostalgia; the book moves on pretty quickly in time to the innovative music scene of Recife which mixed a whole lot of traditional sounds maracatu and samba combined with hip-hop, rap, electronica into a sound called mangue.

    That Music In Brazil book I borrowed a couple of weeks ago

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

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • 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.

    Home

  • 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

  • Most blocos play samba and marchas, while some add funk carioca, samba-reggae and maracatu in the mix.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

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