Below you will find some videos and pictures from Rio de Janeiro and Carnaval 2010.



*Roda Baiana*
(Recolhida da comunidade do Maracatu Nação Encanto da Alegria)
(Baque de Arrasto)

Oi que baque é esse, que estou escutando?
Encanto da Alegria! Que já vem chegando!

O meu santo é muito forte
Meu poder e na magia
Salve todos os orixas
do Encanto da Alegria

Roda Baiana, mostra seu gingado!
Este maracatu é de baque virado!

with love from Maracatu New York

Maracatu – traditional style of drumming from northeastern brazil with the distinct alfia drum.

Baiana – people in bahia who are influenced by their african ancestry.  baiana – women, baianos – man.

Gingado – is a difficult word to render into English. It has to do with the way you move. If you move clumsily about, then you don’t have much “gingado.”  A possible translation (though not 100% accurate) is “swag.”

Eu gosto do teu gingado! = I like yo swag!

Orixas – spirits and manifestations of the Supreme Diety.

Samba Reggae – what is it? Salvador, Bahia.  1970’s socially conscious black pride movement.  ethnic identity and pride in afro-brazilian heritage.  “samba de roda” initially brought to rio by bahians and then grew into something else because of the european influence.  as samba in both areas continued to grow it was not something that was theirs.  they wanted something that was.   

Ilê Aiyê

Olodum (candomble influence)

Timbalada (timbal)



  1. Mr. Flygt I miss you man. I miss those crazy samba days. I would love to go to rio one day. Thanks for the awesome experience!

    Comment by Jose Gonzalez — July 17, 2012 @ 11:19 pm

  2. We gonna rock on the 12th!!!!

    Comment by Q-Dog — March 29, 2012 @ 1:46 am

  3. we are getting way better man!!!!

    Comment by Jose — February 21, 2012 @ 2:42 am

  4. i love Brazil specially their samba and their Capoeira..

    Comment by Michelle Bahena — September 7, 2011 @ 6:56 pm

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A Music Educator with a strong love for percussion. At Lane Tech we work on building confidence and proficiency in music. You can reach me at aflygt@cps.edu. Be sure to follow us on twitter!!! @LaneTechHSMusic. THIS IS NOT A COMMUNICATION AVENUE FOR CURRENT STUDENTS.







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