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Raízes De Arcoverde

Raízes De Arcoverde

Raízes De Arcoverde


The group of samba de coco Raízes de Arcoverde was founded in 1994 by Lula Calixto, in Alto do Cruzeiro, in Arcoverde, Pernambuco, Northeast of Brazil. The group plays a type of music named coco. But it's a little different from common coco, for the coco played by Coco Raízes de Arcoverde has other roots. Their influences go from brazilian country music to brazilian indigenous culture (especially Xucuru indian tribe), passing by xaxado and samba de roda. Read more on Last.fm
The group of samba de coco Raízes de Arcoverde was founded in 1994 by Lula Calixto, in Alto do Cruzeiro, in Arcoverde, Pernambuco, Northeast of Brazil. The group plays a type of music named coco. But it's a little different from common coco, for the coco played by Coco Raízes de Arcoverde has other roots. Their influences go from brazilian country music to brazilian indigenous culture (especially Xucuru indian tribe), passing by xaxado and samba de roda. Even with their leader decease, Lula Calixto, in 1999, the group has moved on.

Lula's house works, nowadays, as the group office and a little museum in his behalf. Nowadays, Seu Damião and Seu Assis run the group. Until January of 2002, Ciço Gomes used to be part of it, but he has actually quit it. The songs are composed by the group's components and their music are treated as public domain. The group does not represent themselves only as singers, but as dancers as well.

Their dance is marked by coco steps, coco de roda and by trupé, a very fast beat. A unique special type of shoes mark their rhythm, especially in trupé. Damião Calixto, Assis Gomes, Biu Neguinho, Lourdes Calixto, Irã Calixto, Ilma Calixto, François Gomes, Idaiane Calixto, Damares, Danilo, Ítalo, Inara, Ikeângelo, Fernando, David, Neguinho, Mamulengo, Igor, Gisele, Washington, Charles, Maria do Carmo, Expedita, José, Fagner, Lola, Romualdo and Dona Mingô are part of Coco Raízes do Arcoverde. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..

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