Xaxado

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The xaxado (Portuguese pronunciation: [ʃaˈʃadu]) is a popular dance created in the Sertão of Pernambuco state, Brazil. It was often practiced by cangaceiros of the region to commemorate victory in battle; it is also practiced as a traditional dance by the local population as a whole.

The name xaxado comes from the noise made by the cangaceiros' sandals as they strike the sand during the dance.

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