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Paço do Frevo

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Paço do Frevo

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Mar W wrote a review Oct. 2019
Breda Noord-Brabant, Netherlands35 contributions12 helpful votes
nice place to visit in order to get a better view and historical understanding about this area's carnival
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Date of experience: October 2019
LuizDutraNeto wrote a review Oct. 2018
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,498 contributions1,496 helpful votes
When the word "Frevo" is mentioned in Brazil, one immediately thinks about Recife! This beautiful town is the birthplace of "Frevo", a very traditional Brazilian style of music and dance, mostly heard and seen during Carnival festivities. And Recife created, at the former premises of the "British Western Telegraph Company" (a neo classic building dated of 1908), the "Paço do Frevo": a museum envisaged to protect and promote this Unesco's appointed "Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity". It is a beautiful museum, with a creative and colorful scenography, and a must-see at any visit to Recife. But I think it may be more interesting for Brazilians, that grew up hearing "Frevo" and watching (or even practicing) its quite difficult and acrobatic choreography. There are scheduled rehearsals, when dancers and musicians are performing live their incredible art! Check schedules before going. "Paço do Frevo" honors an important segment of Brazilian traditional culture! Enjoy!
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Date of experience: June 2018
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saronic wrote a review Oct. 2018
Zurich, Switzerland17,834 contributions1,634 helpful votes
On Rua da Guia, off Praça do Arsenal, is the building called 'Paço do Frevo', thus Palace of the Frevo. Outside the big town house, not really a palace, is written on an information board, that this was built in 1901 as office of the 'Western Telegraph Company', now defunct. Now this building serves as a museum for the 'Frevo', that distinct musical and dance style of Pernambuco, especially connected to the well known carnival in Recife and Olinda.
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Date of experience: December 2017
Christine F wrote a review Jan. 2018
159 contributions32 helpful votes
Well laid out and attractive display. Nice café. Some English speaking staff on hand to translate. However, there isn't that much to see in the museum itself to make it worthwhile you need to go at a time when there is a music or dance rehearsal to watch so try to find out the schedules before going.
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Date of experience: January 2018
Ruth20904 wrote a review Jun. 2017
Colesville, Maryland342 contributions56 helpful votes
Experience was very limited. The musical displays about different periods of music was very had to read - and there was so much it was overwhelming. On the 3rd floor there was a man giving a dance demonstration which was interesting. The permed ant exhibit was pictures, banners from carnival and word definitions. Wanted a better understanding of Brazilian music and dance, but will have to do research on the internet.
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Date of experience: June 2017
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