The Origins of Samba | Brasil Brasil
Samba was born on the northeastern coast of Brazil. Its famous rhythms were developed from percussion styles used in Candomble, an African-influenced religion which was banned during the slave era.Tweet
The Pioneers of Bossa Nova | Brasil Brasil
Singer Joao Gilberto, Composer Antonio Carlos Jobim and the poet Vinicius de Moraes are considered to be the founders of bossa nova music.
Early Samba Songs | Brasil Brasil
The songs of the early samba singers dealt with the realities of everyday life for black workers and migrants in Rio.