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(Portuguese maˈkumba)
(Christian Churches, other) a religious cult in Brazil that combines Christian and voodoo elements
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Noun1.macumba - (Brazil) followers of a religious cult of African origin
cult - followers of an exclusive system of religious beliefs and practices
Brasil, Brazil, Federative Republic of Brazil - the largest Latin American country and the largest Portuguese speaking country in the world; located in the central and northeastern part of South America; world's leading coffee exporter
2.macumba - popular dance music of Brazil; derived from the practices of the macumba religious cult
popular music, popular music genre - any genre of music having wide appeal (but usually only for a short time)
3.Macumba - a Brazilian religious cult of African originmacumba - a Brazilian religious cult of African origin; combines voodoo elements with singing and chanting and dancing
cultus, religious cult, cult - a system of religious beliefs and rituals; "devoted to the cultus of the Blessed Virgin"
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Umbanda has been described as a Brazilian folk religion combining elements of Macumba, Roman Catholicism and South American Indian practices.
You get a live performance by the band Macumba at Sarah's Jazz Club.
EB In "Uptown Ode That Ends on an Ode to the Machete," the friend you call "Dear Brother Will" leans over "amid the room's macumba boom" and shouts "We are all trying to get home .
The Turnbull Government today welcomed the discovery of the wreck of SS Macumba, sunk during the Second World War by Japanese air attack in the Arafura Sea north-east of Darwin.
De esta forma, surgen las religiones africanas de America: vodu, candomble, santeria, rastafari, macumba, myalismo, spirituals, alabados y lumbalu, entre otras.
Look at the way in which African religion in the New World has been maligned, whether it's Voodoo or Macumba.
2015, Mon insecurite nationale [documentaire], Canada, Montreal, Macumba Media, 93 minutes.
Recria, amplia e recodifica alguns desses objetos, e se apropria de imagens banais de santos catolicos, entidades do candomble e macumba, personalidades do folclore, bichos, brinquedos e herois infantis, moldados em gesso, plastico ou borracha, atribuindo-lhes novos significados ao aloca-los em contextos paradoxais e bem humorados (Figura 2).
Parece mejor aproximacion la de Pessoa, que encuentra en kikongo y kimbundu (ku)samba 'cerimonia publica de macumba, rezar, orar' (p.
Compensacion asociada a lo sensual o sexual que puede encontrar caminos mas poderosos si se recurre al espiritismo, ya sea para conjurar el mal de ojo, como en "Coco", o para utilizar los poderes rituales de la macumba, como en "Macapa".