Maracatu, ciranda and Mangue bit

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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.

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Sat 7 Feb 2009 15:00

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