Recognized as cultural heritage in Brazil by the National Institute of Historic and Artistic Heritage (IPHAN) since 2007, frevo takes over the streets of Recife and Olinda - and is top hits are played in myriad celebrations in other cities - during Brazilian Carnival.
The City of Recife threw a great party at Pátio de São Pedro yesterday to commemorate the UNESCO listing.
Photo: Dancers from Escola de Frevo do Recife. View full-size. Carlos Oliveira/Courtesy of Prefeitura do Recife.