macumba : Definition, Usages, News and More

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

  • 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.
  • Entitled December 31, 1980: Brazil: Feast Day lemanj, it refers to the goddess of salt water in the Brazilian macumba cult, whose votaries send out little silver-painted boats .
  • An even faster growing form of worship is spiritualism, which has more than 10 million followers who practice everything from African fetishism and nature rites to macumba, the .

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