Spok talks Frevo

The maestro Spok, father of the Spok Frevo Orquestra, comments on the definitions which frevo has gained during more than 100 years. He talks about the different types, such as frevo de rua, frevo-canção and frevo de bloco, and he also makes mention of the seven frevo masters that still play frevo today in Pernambuco.

Listen to the hour-long podcast (in PT) from Cultura Brasil featuring a lot of music and a few interviews: Frevo é frever. One thing Spok mentions around the 35-minute mark (if my memory serves me) is how while he loves Recife’s Carnival more than anyone, he really dislikes the fact that the visual performance aspect (of frevo) overtakes the sonorous side, thus he created a space for people to specifically go to hear frevo.

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