Brazilian Dances


What is Samba?

Samba is the musical and dance style of Brazil. The Samba became popular with the world, thanks to the annual Brazilian carnival. However, few of us understand how many varieties and directions combine the word “samba”.

Samba origin

The term " samba " appeared at the end of the seventeenth century in Baya State in the area of Reconsawa. The roots are far beyond Brazil. Since the arrival of European colonizers in Brazil, there have been crowds of African slaves. Africans brought many of their customs, dances, songs and musical instruments, in particular strikers. That is why a wide range of percussion instruments is the main feature of the samba rhythm.

With regard to the origin of the word " samba " , there is a version that the root of the word " semba " (translated from an English language means " puppet " ). In the context of this term, the term is " dance with pleasure " . Historians also trace the relationship of the Samba to the traditional Angolan semba dance, which also confirms the theory of the same origin.

rio-carnavalThe history of the solar dance

The Samba was distributed in the Rio de Janeiro slums at the beginning of the twentieth century. The first record of Dong's singer is dated 1916.

The Samba began to gain popularity in the 1930s, when small dance schools in different cities in Brazil marched on central streets in carnaval suits. There was later a competition between schools. These moves soon became a tradition to spend a world-wide known and bright carnival each year.

Samba -- carnival in Rio de Janeiro

Brazilian carnival is now linked to the church traditions of Catholicism. The carnival starts 40 days before Eastha, noting the beginning of the Great Post. Symbolizes the carnival act of forgiveness before long abstinence from dams.

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