Sambada – Barachinha x Zé Flor, 1 de outubro, 2011

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A great sambada in Nazaré between Mestre Barachinha and Mestre Zé Flor, at the time of Leão Mimoso and Estrela Dourada, respectively.  These two previously had a battle of wits and words in the town of Itaquitinga in 2009.

note:  The art I created for this has the wrong date!  That’s what I get for making the art long after I had returned to the United States, where we write dates all backwards.  The real date is October 1, 2011.

Uma grande sambada em Nazaré entre Mestre Barachinha e Mestre Zé Flor, na época de Leão Mimoso e Estrela Dourada respectivamente.  Esses dois mestres da palavra já tinham se enfrentado antes num duelo de versos em Itaquitinga em 2009.

Obs:  a arte aqui tem a data!  E foi até minha criação, rsrs.


The entire recording is 4 hours and 30 minutes

A gravação inteira é de 4h e 30 minutos

Baixar aqui – MP3 320 kbs


To listen to some of it as streaming audio, here is the last 80 minutes on Mixcloud

About Chris Estrada

I'm a writer, researcher, occasional radio DJ, audio engineer, and former musician. I hold a PhD in anthropology and history from the University of Michigan. My dissertation, "Caboclos of Nazareth: Improvisation and Renovation in the Maracatu de Baque Solto of Pernambuco," explores the historical trajectory and present-day practice of the unique Brazilian musical and poetic tradition on which this blog focuses. Contact: cestrad@gmail.com
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