A Conta Do Samba - Various - Brazilian Beat
Label: Putumayo World Music - PUT 315-2 • Format: CD Compilation • Country: US • Genre: Latin, Folk, World, & Country • Style: Samba, Bossanova, MPB
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Samba is a genre that encompasses a vast array of dance and music styles with complex lineage. In dance terms, samba includes everything from partnered dance styles performed in a cozy embrace, through to the individually-danced intricate footwork and rapid hip movement of the dancers in the annual Rio Carnaval.
When samba spread south to urban centres in the late 19th century, other forms of the dance started to emerge. First, there Various - Untitled the samba of the carnaval parades.
The samba in this context is danced individually as a part of a very large group, and is performed to complex percussion music played by a large marching band. Carnaval is, as London-based arts author Ian Driver Ресавска Химна - Various - Ој, Војводо Синђелићу - Музичка Читанка :.
Originally, African-Brazilian people used the Christian event as a way to practice government-repressed aspects of their culture including their dance and music.
The Rio de Janeiro samba schools now participate in annual competitions in a purpose-built venue which was first used A Conta Do Samba - Various - Brazilian Beat The sambadrome is a road-like structure flanked by seating A Conta Do Samba - Various - Brazilian Beat both sides, with a capacity of 90, people. While the celebrations in Rio de Janeiro are perhaps the most well-known outside of Brazil, carnaval is celebrated all over Brazil, usually in February.
In terms of the music, samba involves a syncopation which creates a feeling of suspension, and this, as described by American cultural critic Barbara Browning:. As can be seen below, while the dancers Brenda Carvalho and Anderson Mendez da Rocha do not step on count four, the hips continue to move and therefore fill that count.
There are many versions of the footwork. Here it is shown with a back accent, and not travelling. The hips drop on the side of the working foot, which is achieved by relaxing the corresponding knee. In the s another kind of samba emerged in Rio de Janeiro and became a popular social dance in the s — samba de gafieiraoften referred to as simply samba.
This partnered dance, that took place in a type of dance hall called a gafieirawas danced to new urbanised samba music styles that utilised non-percussion instruments such as the guitar and flute. Above is an example of a modern style of samba de gafieira dance, called funkeado because of the funk influence in the movement and in the music typically used. This is, of course, performance work. Social dancing, in contrast, is not choreographed and typically contains less acrobatic elements.
In the s and early s partnered samba was a popular social dance in America and Europe including Englandbut it was a highly modified Westernised ballroom version of samba that people were learning, and not samba de gafieira. The styles of samba described above, as well as others, are still practised today, both in Brazil and internationally. Long may they continue! YorkTalks — York, York. Lest we forget? Born to rewild! York Festival of Ideas — York, York. Edition: Available editions United Kingdom.
Rachel PedroQueensland University of Technology. Carnaval is, as London-based arts author A Conta Do Samba - Various - Brazilian Beat Driver writes : partly a modern manifestation of medieval Christian festivals that marked the coming of Lent with subversive and anti-authoritarian festivities and partly a descendant of the African coronation traditions. In terms of the music, samba involves a syncopation which creates a feeling of suspension, and this, as described by American cultural critic Barbara Browning: leaves the body with a hunger that can only be satisfied by filling the silence with motion.
Video by The Conversation. Wikimedia Commons In the s and early s partnered samba was a popular social dance in America and Europe including Englandbut it was a highly modified Westernised ballroom version of samba that people were learning, and not samba de gafieira.
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