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Mestre Cobra Mansa leading a Capoeira bateria.
Acadêmicos do Engenho da Rainha Bateria, samba school parade, 2010.

The term bateria means “drum kit” in Portuguese and Spanish. In Brazil, the word is also used for a form of Brazilian samba band, the percussion band or rhythm section of a Samba School.[1] It might also mean battery.

Baterias are also used to accompany the Brazilian martial art, capoeira.



  1. ^ Pandey, Ashish, Encyclopaedic Dictionary of Music, Volume 2, Gyan Publishing House, 2005, . pp. 508, ISBN 9788182052925

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