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Sampling samba in Rio


Sampling samba in Rio Musica


Samba is at the heart of the world famous Rio Carnival. An iconic dance and musical genre imported by African slaves and enriched with local rhythms and traditions of European settlers.

"The essence of samba is rhythm," says Gilberto Gil, the famous and well-regarded representative of Brazilian music. "There are obviously other elements, such as its melodic and thematic varieties, but rhythm and syncopation are the main elements of samba."

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  • Directed by: Musica by Euronews
  • Production date: 2013
  • Duration: 3 min
  • Production: © Euronews
  • Available version(s): FR, EN


  • Gilberto Gil

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