Frevo's associations

The clubs and their founders.

Frevo Associations (1957) by Autor DesconhecidoPaço do Frevo

Frevo clubs sprouted in the streets in the late 19th century, even with the elite and authorities trying to ban them. Rich parades known as Masquerades were created to replace frevo's "mess."

Frevo Associations by José AtaídePaço do Frevo

Frevo Associations (1957) by Autor DesconhecidoPaço do Frevo

Spontaneous expressions, currently translated into Clubs of Frevo, Troces, Blocks and Clubs of Dolls, many of the associations were founded by workers of the center of Recife - sailors, prostitutes, stevedores and marginals – grounded people, who met for a moment of fun, following the bands through the streets. Therefore, it was common for the associations to be named after the professions of their founders.

Frevo Associations (2011) by Bruno VeigaPaço do Frevo

Frevo Associations (2016-09-04) by Anderson StevensPaço do Frevo

From the 1860s, little by little, these groups reinvented their structures and choreographies, incorporating new elements: the capoeira character, who opened the cortege, became the dancers, and the military band became the metal orchestra.

Frevo Associations (1940)Paço do Frevo

From the original organizations remained the banners, insignia, symbols in the props and the format of processions. The clubs promoted the processions, each with its identification symbols stamped on banners. One of the oldest associations in Recife was the Carnival Club Misto Vassourinhas, created in 1889.

Frevo Associations (2011) by Bruno VeigaPaço do Frevo

Frevo Associations (1963) by Katarina RealPaço do Frevo

Besides the fun, the associations guarantee the valorization of the communities, bringing pride to its residents, creating job opportunities for local artisans and artists, promoting the reception and development of skills.

Frevo Associations (2008) by Bárbara WagnerPaço do Frevo

Credits: Story


Mayor: Geraldo Julio
Vice Mayor: Luciano Siqueira
Secretary of Culture: Leda Alves

President: José Roberto Marinho
Secretary: Hugo Barreto
Executive Superintendent: Nelson Savioli
General Manager of Heritage and Culture: Lucia Basto
Institutional Development Manager: Flávia Constant


General Coordination: Mariângela Castro

Relations with Partners, Communication and Press Office: Hugo Sukman, Claudia Lamego, Rodrigo Cobra e Renata Couto
Administrative and Legal Support: Ana Érika Marques: Isabella Giusini, Carlos Carletto, Flávio Muniz, Luis Henrique Cordeiro, Cássia de Oliveira, Christian Mouron, Ana Luiza Bernart, Severino Jauhar, Solange Távora, Regina de Paula Vasconcelos, Aline Mazzarella, Luana de Freitas, Andréa Farroco e Adriana Manhães

Design and General Direction: Bia Lessa
Curatorship: Bia Lessa and Maria Lucia Montes
Curatorship of the Timeline: Leonardo Dantas Silva and Maria Lucia Montes
Carnival Glossary Curatorship: ​​Claudia Lima, Geraldo Vital and Mario Ribeiro
Contributors: Carmen Lelis, Lindinaldo Junior, Mario Ribeiro and Zélia Sales
Architecture: CAT Arquitetura
Production Management: Lucas Arruda
Research Coordination: Maria Lucia Montes e Maria Borba
Content Producer: Danilo Watanabe
Architectural Assistance / Timeline Room: Lucia Vaz Pato
Visual Communication: Cubículo
Sound Design: Dany Roland
Researchers: Joana D'arc Sousa Lima, Gleyce Kelly Heitor, Janine Primo Carvalho de Meneses, Nicole Cosh e Mariana Dantas
Video Team / Reception: Ana Paula Carvalho, Danilo Watanabe, Dany Roland, Juruna Malon e Maria Borba
Lighting: LD Studio
Dance Room By: Antônio Nóbrega
Music Room By: Hugo Martins
Video Direction / Dance Room and Music: Quito Ribeiro
Third Floor Photos By: Bruno Veiga
Special Effects / Traca-traca: R4 Metais
Timeline Book: KJPL
Art Painting: Leila Bastos
Text Revision: Maria Lucia Resende
Translation: Primacy
Administration: Eduardo Correia

Project Management and Works: Velatura Restaurações
Architecture, Restoration and Acoustics: GRAU - Grupo de Arq. e Urbanismo
Building Facilities: NORTECH Engenharia
Structure: ENGETI Consultoria
Air Conditioning: INTERLAN - Planejamento Térmico
Audio Project and Installation: AUDIUM - Áudio e Acústica
Digital Systems: KJPL ARBYTE
Optic Fibers: ZERO UM Informática
Signing: Dora Levy Design

Building and Restoration: CONCREJATO
Electrical Installations: RTS Construções
Air Conditioner: PADRON - Climatização
Building Facilities: JME Engenharia
Data and Voice: OMNI do Brasil
Special Glasses: Avec Verre
Hydraulic Tiles: O & S Tinoco Restauração
Partitions and Plasterboard: PERFIL Empreendimentos
Joinery: Ecomadeiras, Vitor Móveis e Divino Ofício
Lift: Elevadores Otis
Metallurgical Services: R4 Metais
Painting: TAKK Construções
Signing: KZ VISUAL Merchandising
Special thanks to all the associations, musicians, composers, conductors, dancers, researchers and technicians who collaborated in the realization of the Paço do Frevo.

Institute of Development and Management - IDG
Chairman of the Board of Directors: Ricardo Piquet
Director of Institutional Development: Alexandre Fernandes Filho
General Manager of Paço do Frevo: Eduardo Sarmento
Institutional Development Manager: Joana Pires

Creation of Virtual Narrative: 6D
Screenplay: Beto Martins and Betho Alves
Executive Production: Natália Erre and Paulica Coelho
Video Editing: Raoni Vidal

Credits: All media
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