Brazil. A dance oriented music that emerged in the north east of Brazil (Recife) at the end of the last century. It uses military band instruments, and can be described as a highly syncopated up tempo march. (th)
An early popular Northeastern caranval style which features a march-like quality. Like choro, frevo is closely related to the samba, and has grown and adapted into a more modern sound. Frevo is most popular in Pernambuco state, especially in Recife.
A carnaval dance from Recife, Pernambuco. Musically the frêvo is in the form of a march but is distinguished by its characteristic fast syncopation.
marching band musical style of Carnival, typical of Pernambuco
Frevo describes is a wide range of musical styles originating from Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil, all of which are traditionally associated with Brazilian Carnival. The word "frevo" is said to come frever, a working class dialectal way of pronouncing the Portuguese word ferver (to boil).