Candomble, Samba and Ranata Rosa
Lucy Duran travels to northeast Brazil and Rio to record music associated with the carnival. Featuring music from the Afro-Brazilian Candomble cult and singer Ranata Rosa.
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
Maracata and Candomble
Maracatu rhythms for ‘Black Tuesday’ are performed in Recife centre.
Music and Candomble religion
A bongar group talk about thier links with Africa and how music is used in their religion
Ranata Rosa and 'Sea horse' music tradition
Musician Ranata Rosa sings and plays in the ‘sea horse’ tradition of music.
Ranata Rosa talks about the instruments in her group and the different styles she uses.
Preparation for the Rio Carnival
Lucy is in Rio de Janeiro exploring the build up to its carnival.
Rio's history and musical influences
Lucy learns how musical traditions arrived during different periods of occupation.
Lucy learns about the samba music tradition and the costumes and symbols with in it.
Velha Guarda da Portela
Velha Guarda da Portela perform two songs of samba music.