Maracatu, ciranda and Mangue bit
Lucy Duran travels to northeast Brazil and Rio de Janeiro to record traditional music associated with the famous carnival, including maracatu, frevo, ciranda and mangue bit.
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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Sugar fields of North West Brazil
Lucy Duran starts her journey, in the North West of Brazil.
Siba and Maracatu
Siba discusses his music and Maracatu.
Indigenous music in Brazil
Siba explains how difficult it is to hear indigenous music in Brazil.
Paulo explains the history of Olinda, its wild carnivals and music.
Luiz Paixao and Sea horse tradition music
Luiz Paixao trys to explainthe 'sea horse tradition' of music.
Chico Science and "Mangue bit"
Lucy and Paulo discuss Chico Science and his revolutionary style of music , ‘Mangue bit’.
Lia Itamaraca and 'Ciranda' music
Paul explains the impact that Lia Itamaraca made in Brazil.