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Carnaval from Smithsonian Folkways

A musical medley of rhythmic cacophonies, swinging melodies, and street festivities evokes the spirit of Carnaval worldwide. Sounds of brass bands, steel drums, and lively processions accentuate the spirited nature of this celebration. Festive idiosyncrasies from a widespread musical diaspora are highlighted from countries all over the world, ranging from the Peruvian highlands to the Netherlands. Follow a unique musical pilgrimage of an age–old tradition back to its roots in Italy.