Maracatu de Baque Solto – Piaba de Ouro

Yesterday we saw the incredible Maracatu de Baque Solto (or Maracatu Rural) group, Piaba de Ouro at the Pátio de São Pedro. The group is led by a mestre and there are many different characters, each with its own specific and very elaborate costume. The Caboclo de Lança is one of the more visually stunning in the group, in amazing colorful sequined capes and bright cellophane ribbon headdresses, and holding long lances with colorful fabrics tied to it. The music of the brass instruments is punctuated by the sound of the bells under the caboclos costumes, and the mestre leads a call-and-response chant.

Pátio de São Pedro, Recife. 13 de fevereiro de 2018.