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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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References in periodicals archive ?
After a very successful event in July, local band Macumba is returning for one more concert at the Technopolis 20 garden, on Saturday, August 17.
No silencio posterior a situacao, ficou nitido que tanto quem buscou ofender como quem se sentiu ofendido reforcou a ideia do termo "macumba" como pejorativo.
These researchers started from the experiences of terreiros de macumba to propose an "epistemic rapture" that claims the notion of "Enchanted Science" instead of "Human Sciences".
Liga trip hop, mencoes as sonoridades dos 90's e vertentes do rock com sotaques nacionais no estrondo de pandeiros, atabaques, 'um tamborzao mais frenetico', elementos do samba, macumba, carimbo, tecnologia e forro para refrescar o fundamento eletronico (Bloc-Boris, 2011, p.
Vodou, Santeria, Obeah, Candomble, Xango, Batuque, Cantimbo, Macumba, etc.) in the Black Diaspora is a remarkable phenomenon that demonstrates the endurance and resilience of African traditional religion in the midst of external influences.
Umbanda has been described as a Brazilian folk religion combining elements of Macumba, Roman Catholicism and South American Indian practices.