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Noun: macumba  mu'koom-bu or mu'kûm-bu
  1. (Brazil) followers of a religious cult of African origin
  2. Popular dance music of Brazil; derived from the practices of the macumba religious cult
  3. A Brazilian religious cult of African origin; combines voodoo elements with singing and chanting and dancing

Derived forms: macumbas

Type of: cult, cultus, popular music, popular music genre, religious cult

Encyclopedia: Macumba, South Australia