It's amazing to see how this little one moves the way he does being so little. He will not reach two years but he dances samba as if he has been practicing for a long time.
We are sure that when he is older he will become a great dancer. For now, we can have fun with this great video where he is seen dancing on a table and "giving everything " to the sound of music.
- What is Samba ?
- Origin of Samba
What is Samba ?
The in a Samba, ballroom dance of Brazilian origin, popularized in Western Europe and the United States in the early 1940s. Characterized by simple forward and backward steps and rocking body movements.
In Brazil, far from the dance halls, an older and very African type of samba is also danced. Sometimes called batuque, it is a kind of group dance, performed in circles with a soloist or in two lines.
Origin of Samba
During the 17th and 18th centuries, music and dance survived in private slave celebrations in the Bay of Rio de Janeiro. In the mid-19th century, Brazil abolished slavery and descendants of the slaves moved south to Rio de Janeiro. They settled in the favelas, or poorer neighborhoods in the hills that surround the city. They continued to dance percussive music and developed what is now called samba which was a mixture of styles, including the Brazilian maxixe, a dance similar to tango..
In 1914, the first phonographic recording of samba music brought wider recognition, and samba grew in popularity and became what it is today, one of the symbols of Brazil..