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SAMBA?

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Samba is a Brazilian style of dance with many variations and is African in origin. It has been performed as a street dance at the pre-Lenten celebration know as Carnival, for almost 100 years.

There are many different styles of Samba including Samba de Gafiera, Samba Pagode, Samba Axe, Samba Reggae, Samba Rock, Samba De Roda, however the most popular is Samba No Pe it (Samba of the foot) - danced by the Samba schools of Brazil and throughout Carnival.