Learning Center – Brazilian Rhythms Maracatu

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Maracatu is a musical rhythm originating in the State of Pernambuco. Also known as Maracatu de Nação or Maracatu Rural. It is characterized mainly by strong percussion, at frenetic pace, which originated in the congadas, Coronation ceremonies of Kings and Queens of the black Nation. The percussion is based in large drums, called alfaias (pulse of the Maracatu), accompanied by boxes, taro, (ganzás) and a gonguê.  Ask us about our Brazilian Rhythms courses!

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