Samba Roots Descriptive Essay by cee-cee

Samba Roots
This paper studies the history and the culture of the Samba music and dance.
# 110261 | 925 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 19, 2008 in Anthropology (African) , Anthropology (Cultural) , Dance (History) , Music Studies (General)

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The writer notes that Samba is described by Ed Morales, an expert of Latin music in, 'The Latin Beat', as an amalgamation of Afro-European culture that has become one of the many Brazilian points of pride and independent culture. The writer then looks at the history of the word Samba and at the music and the dance. The writer maintains that Samba will likely grow in expression and development, as more and more people become aware of the cultural diversity and richness of the Brazilian social landscape. The writer further discusses that Samba is the backbone of the long procession that dominates the economy, ideals and cultural expression of Brazil. The writer concludes that there is a sense that Samba connects the celebration to the people and it also demonstrates the link between all those who watch and participate in the events.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Barad, Huntley. "A History of Samba." ND, from:
  • Morales, Ed. The Latin Beat: The Rhythms and Roots of Latin Music, from Bossa Nova to Salsa and Beyond. Da Capo Press, 2003.
  • Nkowane, Chilemwa H. "World Music Central: Samba Brasileiro a History" 2004, from:
  • Perrone, Charles. Masters of Contemporary Brazilian Song. Dallas, TX: University of of Texas Press. 1993

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