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Samba Workshop

Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm

South Studios West

If you want to know more about samba, its different musical styles and its history, join us in this workshop. We will also teach how to samba.

Samba, as we know now, has its origin afro-bahiana, mixed with Rio de Janeiro. It was born from the influence of African rhythms, adapted to the reality of the Brazilian enslaved people, and, throughout the years, it has suffered uncountable transformations of social, economic and musical characteristics known until today. The musical genre descends from lundu (popular song and dance from Brazil from XVIII century), started as a circle dance in Angola brought by African enslaved people, mainly to the Bahia region.

Samba is recognized around the world as a symbol of Brazil and the Brazilian Carnaval. Considered one of the most popular Brazilian cultural expressions, samba has become an icon of Brazilian national identity.

Event Type

International/Cultural, Performing Arts, Music


Hispanic Studies, Academic

Contact Person

Catia Maringolo

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