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Candomble, Samba and Ranata Rosa

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Saturday 14 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 records music from the Afro-Brazilian Candomble cult as well as singer Ranata Rosa. In Rio, she visits Brazil's biggest slum to attend its first carnival rehearsal of the year, and meets one of the city's most decorated samba groups, Velha Guarda - the old guard - of Portela.

Music and featured items

20 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Maracata and Candomble

    Maracatu rhythms for ‘Black Tuesday’ are performed in Recife centre.

  • Music Played

    • Image for Siba
      00:01

      Siba Maracatu de baque sulto (part 2)

      Artist: Siba and his band, Fuloresta

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

    • Image for Bongar
      00:06

      Bongar Acorda Maria

      Composer: Trad

      Recorded by the BBC in Olinda, Pernambuco, Brazil

  • Music and Candomble religion

    A bongar group talk about thier links with Africa and how music is used in their religion

  • Music Played

    • Image for Bongar
      00:12

      Bongar Eu vim de longe

      Composer: Trad

      Recorded by the BBC in Olinda, Pernambuco, Brazil

  • Ranata Rosa and 'Sea horse' music tradition

    Musician Ranata Rosa sings and plays in the ‘sea horse’ tradition of music.

  • Music Played

    • Image for Ranata  Rosa
      00:16

      Ranata Rosa Cacador

      Composer: Trad Arranger: Rosa

      Recorded by the BBC in Olinda, Pernambuco, Brazil; on 10th September 2008

    • Image for Ranata Rosa
      00:22

      Ranata Rosa Leva eu Saudade

      Composer: Trad Arranger: Rosa

      Recorded by the BBC in Olinda, Pernambuco, Brazil; on 10th September 2008

  • Ranata Rosa

    Ranata Rosa talks about the instruments in her group and the different styles she uses.

  • Music Played

    • Image for Ranata Rosa
      00:27

      Ranata Rosa Marcha do Danceo

      Composer: Trad Arranger: Rosa

      Recorded by the BBC in Olinda, Pernambuco, Brazil; on 10th September 2008

  • Preparation for the Rio Carnival

    Lucy is in Rio de Janeiro exploring the build up to its carnival.

  • Music Played

    • Image for Jards Macalé
      00:32

      Jards Macalé Rei De Janeiro

      Composer: Jards Macale and Glauber Rocha

      The Rough Guide to Rio, World Music Network RGNET1157CD

  • Rio's history and musical influences

    Lucy learns how musical traditions arrived during different periods of occupation.

  • Music Played

    • Image for Moisés Santana
      00:38

      Moisés Santana Alegria

      Composer: Assis Valente/Durval Maia

      The Rough Guide to Rio, World Music Network RGNET1157CD

    • Image for Roge
      00:41

      Roge Swingue do Samba

      Composer: Roge/Arlindo Cruz

      Fra Out Strictly Samba, Far Out FARO137CD

  • Samba

    Lucy learns about the samba music tradition and the costumes and symbols with in it.

  • Music Played

    • Image for Velha Guarda da Portela
      00:44

      Velha Guarda da Portela Esta Melodia

      Composer: Bisbo/Bubu da Portela

      Recorded by the BBC in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

  • Velha Guarda da Portela

    Velha Guarda da Portela perform two songs of samba music.

  • Music Played

    • Image for Velha Guarda da Portela
      00:52

      Velha Guarda da Portela Voce me Abandonou

      Composer: Lonato

      Recorded by the BBC in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

    • Image for Jair Costa
      00:55

      Jair Costa Voltei

      Artist: Velha Guarda de Portela

      Recorded by the BBC in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

  • The group Bongar

    The group Bongar

  • Rio de Janeiro

    Rio de Janeiro

  • The first samba rehearsal of the 2009 carnival in sept 2009 at th rocinha samba school

    The first samba rehearsal of the 2009 carnival in sept 2009 at th rocinha samba school

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