Hello, good night! Precisely, 100 years ago, a newspaper based in Recife state, Brazil, published a note with the repertoire of the rehearsals from main Carnaval clubs of the city. Among several ones, a give tune had a special name, "O Frevo", the first time in history that the name "Frevo" appeared written and this event celebrates the creation of this Carnaval genre that has the same name after 100 years, Frevo.
This is a small Loronix celebration for Frevo 100 year’s anniversary. The word Frevo has its origins from the word Ferver - free translated as boil, in English. If you never had the chance to see a Frevo performance, take a look at YouTube, there are several ones. A Frevo performance is very difficult and seems to me that you need to be an athlete to make such complex movements. Frevo is still very popular in Brazilian Northeast region, if you are planning to spend your Carnaval there, you should probably see several performances.
This is Zacarrias e Sua Orquestra - Frevo 40 Graus (1961), for RCA Victor. Maestro Zaccarias seems to be the master of mixing Brazilian rhythms with orchestra arrangements. He makes with Frevo this time on this nice set with single tracks on each side; Zaccarias connects all the tunes, ideal if you are planning to play Frevo on your Carnaval Party. Tracks include:
01 - Deixa de Xodó (David Vasconcelos)
02 - Homenagem à Folia (Edgard Morais)
03 - Lágrimas de Clarinete (Lourival Oliveira)
04 - Sempre Atrapalhado (Jorge Gomes)
05 - Sai Dessa (José Gonçalves "Zumba")
06 - O Adeus de Lia (José Felipe / João Santiago)
07 - Recordação de Merabeau (José Ferreira)
08 - Pra Você (Fernando Borges)
09 - Bueno no Frevo (Levino Ferreira)
10 - Segura Esse Bode (Irmãos Valença)
11 - Adeus dos Foliões (Francisquinho)
12 - Recordando a Mocidade (Edgard Morais)