In 2008, the Maracatu Baque Mulher was born in Recife / PE. It was founded by the teacher Joana Cavalcante, the first (and only) woman to lead a nation of Maracatu in the World, the Nation of Maracatu Encanto del Pina. The Baque Mulher is a group from Maracatu de Baque virado, formed only by women who sing, dance and play their own songs composed as an instrument of feminine expression, struggle and resistance to women's rights. Born in the community of Bode (in Recife / PE), Baque Mulher is located in seven states of Brazil, as well as in other countries such as Argentina and Germany.
The Baque Mulher Rj
The Baque Mulher Rio de Janeiro Movement (BM-RJ), began its activities in 2016. Since then it has been carrying out various activities in Rio de Janeiro, such as: regular workshops, presentations, in addition to other actions. The BM-RJ favors the participation in activities whose intersection of gender and race is present. In this sense, they have built networks of women musicians, whose works are the popular culture of Rio and Pernambuco and the hybrids that are forged from this interaction. It is important to remember that popular culture is materialized through the occupation of the city and the street by groups such as Baque Mulher and many others, always with the aim of guaranteeing free access to diverse publics.
Encourage the exchange of Baque Mulher RJ, valuing and strengthening African roots in Latin America and the empowerment of women through music and dialogue.
This great group wishes to participate in the Tambor Festival to:
1. Make the Afro-Latin musical exchange specifically related to the drum.
2. Promote the religious and cultural exchange of religions.
3. Encouraging feminist dialogue in Latin American culture.
4. Empower women in Latin America and their performance in society.
5. Strengthen exchange in Latin America in general for social cohesion and thus combat gender and racial inequality.
As curious fact about "The Maracatu", it can be said that it is a manifestation of the northeastern region of Brazil, more specifically of the state of Pernambuco. It arises in XVIII century as a procession to celebrate the coronation of the black kings. Nowadays there are dozens of associations of Maracatu, which are called Nação, and its main showcase are the streets of Pernambuco throughout the year, having the carnival as the culminating period of the presentations.