macumba macumba


  1. (n) (Brazil) followers of a religious cult of African origin
  2. (n) popular dance music of Brazil; derived from the practices of the macumba religious cult
  3. (n) a Brazilian religious cult of African origin; combines voodoo elements with singing and chanting and dancing


  1. Next morning a vindictive priest refuses to let Ze enter the church, scorning his promise to the saint as a pagan vow made through an intermediary god at a macumba ceremony.
  2. In Brazil, perhaps 25 million people are devotees of a voodoo cult called macumba.

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