Maracatu is a Brazilian beat from Pernambuco, a state in the Northeast region of Brazil. It is very rich and represents many cultural and historic elements. I won’t attempt to define Maracatu, but I can tell you that it is intense, colorful, and vibrant. The maracatu drums are unbelievable.
The good news is that if you are in the San Francisco Bay Area you will be able to enjoy live Maracatu this coming Sunday, August 9th, at the Stern Grove Festival where Nation Beat will be performing.
Here are some resources for you:
- Stern Grove Festival – The Festival website has links to Nation Beat bio and a video clip
- Maracatu on Wikipedia
- Nation Beat with Maracatu Estrela Brilhante live – This video is fantastic
- Olinda City Hall Photostream on Flicker
- Nation Beat profile on Facebook
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