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Maracatu Rural originated in the sugarcane plantations of Nazaré da Mata, in the state of Pernambuco, Brazil after the end of slavery. It was founded by rural and sugarcane workers between the end of the 19th and early 20th centuries. 
Engenho do Cumbe, a sugarcane plantation, is where the Cambinda Brasileira was first celebrated: probably the most ancient of all Rural Maracatus.
There are many figures, such as “Caboclo de Lança,” “Caboclo de Pena,” and they all have different meanings and representations. Their influence from the indigenous and black people  are embodied through their dressings and manifestations. The dance and rhythm celebrates the fight and struggle of the rural workers. 

*Analog 35mm film photos taken at Praça Ilumiara Zumbi, Olinda – Pernambuco, Brazil , during the 2017 and 2019 carnaval celebrations.

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