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- (music) A genre of Afro-Brazilian music
1990 December 28, Fernando Gonzalez, “Two Daring Journeys into Brazilian Music”:
- "Afros E Afoxes de Bahia" offers a sampling of afros and afoxe groups and features singers such as Gilberto Gil and Margareth Menezes.
2007 May 17, Ben Ratliff, “Cuban Music, Good for Dancing, and for Thinking About as Well”, New York Times:
- It now brings together son, guajira, guaracha with New Orleans funk, Nigerian Afrobeat, South American cumbia, James Brown rhythms, Haitian compas, Brazilian afoxe, New York City boogaloo and even jam-band stuff predicated on electric guitars as much as hand drums.
genre of Afro-Brazilian music