Manguebeat – Music from Pernambuco Posted by on Jan 6, 2012 in Culture, Music

A while back, I wrote about how to speak “Pernambuquês,” slang and the accent from Pernambuco state, in the northeast of Brazil.

One other important aspect of the state, is its music. Probably one of the most musically diverse and innovative music in Brazil comes from this tiny northeastern state. Just recently, I watched a great documentary on the musical and cultural movement, Manguebeat, that started in the state in the 1980’s.

If you like to upbeat music with loads of different instruments, percussion, with a mix of rock & samba, definitely check out the documentary and the bands mentioned! (I couldn’t find the whole documentary, but if anyone has the link, it’d be much appreciated!)
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  1. paul:

    The link to the full documentary is