Updated: Jan 27
Above: Dani "DS" Styles (https://www.instagram.com/dinewithdani/), A Black Expat In Brazil who is also a Samba Queen! Listening and watching Afro-Brazil music and dances immerse you in the Brazilian culture, and helps you soak up all Afro-Brazilian cultural richness and history. They also help you understand the generosity of the local population. Everyone can join in the dance or sing the Afro-Brazilian songs! Introduction.
Afro-Brazilian music and dances are an everyday part of the Afro-Brazilian community! They reflect the cultural richness and the strong ethnic plurality of the country.
I. Afro-Brazil music and dances: Capoeira.
Practiced today as a fun sport as well as Martial Art, African slaves created Capoeira from a self-defense/escape perspective. The roots of this art stem from the methods of fighting and African dance practiced by African slaves. These slaves came mainly from the Congo and Angola.
“In the 1930s, Samba became the “Rio de Janeiro festival's” official music and dance."