Intense, polyrhythmic percussion. Batucada is a style which emphasizes Brazilian culture's African heritage. Look for any of the various compilation records available.
a style of parade music made famous by the Escolas de Samba of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Instrumentation includes large bass drums, snare drums, tenor drums, bells, tamborines, shakers, friction drums and small high pitched stick drums which play the rhythmic designs of the music. Batucada sometimes is played by ensembles of up to 400 percussionists who, together with singers and guitarists, provide the music for allegorical plays with up to 1500 dancers who parade through the streets at Carnaval time. Songs accompanied by Batucada are sung in Portuguese.
A drumming session in samba.
A word used in Brazil to mean a samba jam session.
Batucada is a substyle of samba and refers to an African influenced Brazilian percussive style, usually performed by an ensemble. It is considered by some to be the epitome of the percussive ensemble. Batucada is characterized by its repetitive style and fast pace.