Bandeira do Brasil

Bandeira do Brasil

Sunday, May 25, 2014


Carimbó is a tall African drum made of a hollow trunk of wood, thinned by fire, and covered with a deerskin. It is about 1m tall and 30cm wide. It is also the name of a Brazilian dance common in the northern part of Brazil, originally from the Brazilian region of Pará,  Marajó island and the capital city of Belém dating back from the time that Brazil was still a Portuguese colony.

Carimbó is a loose and very sensual dance which involves only side to side movements and many spins and hip movement by the female dancer, who typically wears a rounded skirt. The music is mainly based on the beat of Carimbó drums. In this dance, a woman throws her handkerchief on the floor and her male partner attempts to retrieve it by using solely his mouth.

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