Samba Gets New Rhythms, Maintains Soul

In the 100 years since the first recording of samba, the musical genre born of Brazilian slaves has become the “soul of the Brazilian carnival.”  As samba continues to evolve, bringing together people of all ages and backgrounds, the soul of the music somehow remains unchanged.  Read on for more on how samba has resurrected communities and created bridges in RIO communities.

http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/world/samba-gets-new-rhythms-100-years-after-first-recording/article/481873

As the only all-female samba band in a musical genre which  like much of Brazilian society  suffers ...

My Samba no Pé Style Defeats Your Gafieira Style

The music and dance of samba originated in RIO, the Cidade Maravilhosa.  And many have trekked to the Marvelous City excited to take samba lessons where it all began.  But did you know there are two distinct styles of samba dance?  Read on to find out how to decide which type of the dance is for you:

http://riotimesonline.com/brazil-news/rio-travel/finding-samba-dance-lessons-while-visiting-rio-de-janeiro/

Finding Samba Dance Lessons While Visiting Rio de Janeiro