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History Of Samba
Dec 06, 2017

Samba originated in Africa. The term "samba" is said to have evolved from "semba" in the dialect of Kimbumbu, the second largest tribe in Angola in Africa. "Samba" was originally a passionate belly dance. As the name implies, this dithering shake the abdomen above and shake the hips as the main feature. This is one of the most popular dance movements in Angola and began to spread out following the rise of the slave trade. From the 1630s to the mid-1800s, Portuguese colonists from Angola and other parts of Africa Brazil sold 12 million slaves. When the black slave into the cabin to the newly discovered continent in Latin America. White slave traders worried about the distance, slaves in the cabin in a nest for dozens of days, to the shore when the legs and feet are not flexible, can not sell a good price. As a result, they rushed black decknails crowded in the cabin to the deck every day, hitting drums and woks for them to dance through the samba and exercise bones. In this way, the attempt by the colonialists to increase the bargaining power of such special goods as Negro would inadvertently bring this popular dance in Africa to Latin America.

 

Samba dance first popular in Bahia, Brazil's capital city of El Salvador, where the Portuguese first colonized land in Brazil. Black slaves trafficked to plantations and mining sites spare no effort in jumping into this homeland dance while doing heavy work. Their dance gradually absorbed the elements of polka dance from Bohemia in Europe, Habanera dance from Cuba and some of the most popular Maximilian dance in Brazil, gradually forming a samba.

 

Early in the twentieth century, women in Bahia brought the dance to Rio de Janeiro, the then Brazilian capital. In 1928, Brazil's first samba school called "Gossip" was established in Rio de Janeiro. In 1932, Brazil held its first Valentine's Day samba parade observation competition, which was welcomed and praised by people. Since then, modern samba soon Popular in Brazil.

 

In 1934 there was a popular British dance called Samba called Carioca due to the Flying Down to Rio movie by American dancer Fred Astaire. In 1938, Carioca came to the United States. In an article in the Brazilian newspaper "O Carapuceiro", the word "Samba" was first appeared in the book. The author is Father Lopes Gama, meaning a rhythm and a dance. During the 1939 New York Universal Exposition Samba magnified. Popular in 1941 by a movie dance star Carman Miranda, especially The Night In Rio. 1948 Europe became popular. In the 1950s, the influence of a leading British princess, Princess Margaret, became even more prevalent. Officially popularized in 1956 internationally.


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