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 ...