Maculele is one of the many wonderful things that come out of Afro-Brazilian culture associated with Capoeira, such as Samba de Roda, Danca Guerreira, Puxada de Rede and others. It is representative of the slave culture at that time. While African slaves in Brazil were working in the sugar plantation, they would pass time by hitting together two sugar cane pieces in a rhythmic nature, dance, and sing stories from their homeland in Africa.
Also, machetes, or facaos, were used instead of sugar canes. The following tutorial is a wonderful Maculele song that tells of the mythed origin stories of Maculele. There are two stories of the origin of Maculele. One, I already explained above. The slaves brought with them from Africa their percussionist musical culture which helped them preserve it with stories hidden in songs.
The other is as follows:Read More