MARACATU DE BAQUE VIRADO – TRADITIONAL BRAZILIAN RELIGIOUS AND PERFORMANCE ART
Name of Organization
University of Washington
Type of Organization
Monday, November 16, 2020
Description (no more than 300 words)
Maracatu de baque virado is an Afro-Brazilian musical culture and is the soundscape of the northeastern state of Pernambuco. It is a living musical treasure, with singular musical language and the originality and richness of its percussive thundering drums and call-and-response melodies. Come learn from Mestre Chacon and hear stories and the history of the beautiful tradition rooted in resistance! Mestre Chacon is the son of Queen Elda Viana of Nação do Maracatu Porto Rico. Since his childhood, he has been present in the religious and cultural activities developed by the nação, building his vast Afro-Brazilian knowledge, especially in music and foundations of maracatu. He has traveled the world with Nação Porto Rico, and has performed and recorded with many Brazilian artists, such as Lenine, Cláudia Leitte, and Naná Vasconcelos. Join this event on Zoom Meeting ID: 979 1089 6156 Co-sponsored by the University of Washington Center for Global Studies and the University of Washington Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies.