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Maracatu, ciranda and Mangue bit

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Saturday 07 February 2009

As part of series of programmes celebrating the Brazilian carnival and its music, Lucy Duran travels to two places famous for their Carnivals - Recife in the Northeast and Rio de Janeiro in the Southeast. She discovers some of the rhythms unique to Recife including maracatu, frevo and ciranda, recorded on a beach, in a cow-shed and in the old colonial city of Olinda. She also finds out about the mangue bit movement and its frontman, the late Chico Science.

Music and featured items

20 items
  • Sugar fields of North West Brazil

    Lucy Duran starts her journey, in the North West of Brazil.

  • Music Played

  • Siba and Maracatu

    Siba discusses his music and Maracatu.

  • Music Played

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      Siba Toda vez que eu dou um passo

      Artist: Siba and his band, Fuloresta

      All recorded by the BBC in Nazare da Mata, Pernambuco, Brazil

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      Siba O Bloca da Bicharada

      Artist: Siba and his band, Fuloresta

      All recorded by the BBC in Nazare da Mata, Pernambuco, Brazil

  • Indigenous music in Brazil

    Siba explains how difficult it is to hear indigenous music in Brazil.

  • Music Played

    • Image for Siba

      Siba Vale do Juca

      Artist: Siba and his band, Fuloresta

      All recorded by the BBC in Nazare da Mata, Pernambuco, Brazil

  • Olinda's Carnival

    Paulo explains the history of Olinda, its wild carnivals and music.

  • Music Played

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      trad Sao Goncalo do Amarante

      Arranger: Paixao Artist: Luiz Paixao and his group

      All recorded by the BBC in Olinda, Pernambuco, Brazil

  • Luiz Paixao and Sea horse tradition music

    Luiz Paixao trys to explainthe 'sea horse tradition' of music.

  • Music Played

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      trad Arrumadinho

      Arranger: Paixao Artist: Luiz Paixao and his group

      All recorded by the BBC in Olinda, Pernambuco, Brazil

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      Déodat de Séverac Toada Solta, amor, amor, amor

      Arranger: Paixao Artist: Luiz Paixao and his group

      All recorded by the BBC in Olinda, Pernambuco, Brazil

  • Chico Science and "Mangue bit"

    Lucy and Paulo discuss Chico Science and his revolutionary style of music , ‘Mangue bit’.

  • Music Played

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      Chico Science & Nação Zumbi Quilombo Groove

      Composer: Science/Zumbi

      Afrociberdelia, Sony 850.278/2-479255

    • Image for Chico Science & Nação Zumbi

      Chico Science & Nação Zumbi Um Passeio no Mundro (Live)

      Composer: Dengue/Lucio Maia/Gira/Jorge Du Peixe/Pupilo

      Afrociberdelia, Sony 850.278/2-479255

    • Image for Chico Science & Nação Zumbi

      Chico Science & Nação Zumbi Maco

      Composer: Science/Jorge Du Peixe/Eduardo Bidlovski

      Afrociberdelia, Sony 850.278/2-479255

    • Image for Mautner/Jacobina

      Mautner/Jacobina Maracatu Atomico

      Artist: Chico Science and Nacao Zumbi:

      Afrociberdelia, Sony 850.278/2-479255

  • Lia Itamaraca and 'Ciranda' music

    Paul explains the impact that Lia Itamaraca made in Brazil.

  • Music Played

    • Image for trad

      trad Various Cirandas, including Quem me deu foi Lia

      Arranger: Lia de Itamarca Artist: Lia de Itamaraca and her group

      Recorded by the BBC on the island of Itamaraca, Pernambuco, Brazil

    • Image for Siba

      Siba Vale do Juca

      Artist: Siba and his Band, Fuloresta

      Recorded by the BBC in Nazare da Mata, Pernambuco, Brazil

  • Recording Siba

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  • Olindo's steep hill

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  • Louis Pixao and his group performing on the “Bench”

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  • Credits & Contact Details

    Presented by Lucy Duran
    Produced by James Parkin
    Recorded and mixed by Martin Appleby
    Tel. 020 7765 4661
    Fax 020 7765 5052
    e-mail world.routes@bbc.co.uk

  • Carnival in Olinda

    Carnival in Olinda

  • Lucy and paulo andre at the top of one of olinda's steep hills

    Lucy and paulo andre at the top of one of olinda's steep hills

  • One of itamaraca's beaches

    One of itamaraca's beaches

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