English translation of 'boi-bumbá'
nounThe boi-bumbá, or bumba-meu-boi, is a traditional folk dance from north-eastern Brazil, which brings together human, animal and mythological characters in a theatrical performance. The ox, which the dance is named after, is played by a dancer wearing an iron frame covered in pieces of colourful fabric. Eventually the beast is "killed" and its meat is symbolically shared out before it comes back to life in the finale.
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Translation of boi-bumbá from the Collins Portuguese to English
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