Maracatu is a Brazilian dance that features drumming and is often associated with carnivals. Maracatu is characterized by its high energy and upbeat style. There are three different styles of Maracatu: nação (which is slower paced), rural, and cearense. During the dance, participants bang on large drums and often jump up and down with other musicians. Singing and whistles are also sometimes featured as part of the dance. There are no standard dress code for participants, but they often wear loose-fitting clothes given that the dance often occurs in hot and crowded outdoor environments. The storylines of Maracatu differ, but performances often act out pre-colonial African traditions.
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