Meaning and Definition of samba | Concept and What is.

What is Samba?

Samba is a Brazilian style of music, with African and European roots. It is a hugely popular dance globally and under consideration in Brazil as a national dance. The famous Carnival of Rio Janeiro, recognized around the world, has become a symbol of the country. In addition, the Samba is considered to be within the five Latin American dances of Ballroom dance, being one of the most lively and rhythmic.

Samba originated mainly from Africa, specifically Angola. There, the predecessors rhythms of the Samba were rhythms of rituals. In the 20th century, the Samba was developed, in Rio de Janeiro, as a distinctive form of music. This is due to the influence of African immigrants from the State of Bahia. In the 1930's, the first school of Samba, was formed by a group of musicians with Ismael Silva as a leader. His contribution was important to adapt the pace to be more appropriate for the Carnival. Samba gained so much popularity, which soon became the official rhythm of Brazil. Soon also, ballroom, which made this rhythm more international Samba originated. In 1956, the pace was formalized by Pierre Lavelle, to be included among the five Latin American dances of the international ballroom.

Ballroom Samba is a partner dance. Such as the other ballroom dances, Samba differs from the original rhythm, since adapted to be more appropriately dance as a couple. The movements, which usually do not change, were lent some Afro traditional dances, as the ritual candomblé and capoeira movements.

The Ballroom Samba music is in 2/4 and 4/4 time. Basic movements are in 1.2 or 1 to 2 and dancing with soft down rebounds, which are made to bend and straighten the knees. Knees are bent at times 1 and 2 and straightening in a. something characteristic of the dance is that it can constantly change of pace.

Ballroom Samba you can dance with the original music of the Samba or also with flamenco, fast chachacha and other South American rhythms.
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