From Portuguese afoxê


afoxe ‎(uncountable)

  1. (music) A genre of Afro-Brazilian music
    • 1990, December 28, “Fernando Gonzalez”[Boston Globe], Two Daring Journeys into Brazilian Music:
      "Afros E Afoxes de Bahia" offers a sampling of afros and afoxe groups and features singers such as Gilberto Gil and Margareth Menezes.
    • 2007 May 17, Ben Ratliff, “Cuban Music, Good for Dancing, and for Thinking About as Well”[1], New York Times:
      It now brings together son, guajira, guaracha with New Orleans funk, Nigerian Afrobeat, South American cumbia, James Brown rhythms, Haitian compas, Brazilian afoxe, New York City boogaloo and even jam-band stuff predicated on electric guitars as much as hand drums.


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