Lundu (Dance)

Lundu (Dance)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Lundu (also spelt land or landu) is a dance-song with its origins in the African Bantu and Portuguese people. It relates to Kilindu, a deity responsible for the fate of each person. The dance spread across various regions in central Africa, such as Cape Verde and Angola. It became more prominent after it was brought to Brazil by African slaves during the 18th century. There it gained popularity among the white middle class and upper crust, and became Brazil's first national dance.Usually a flirtatious ritual of a couple dance, accompanied by a guitar, or sometimes a thumb piano or drums, Lundu is related to the Spanish fandango and other new-world dances like the Argentine Zamba, Cueca and Bolero - they all involve, to some degree, handkerchiefs, castanets, and holding one's arms above one's head.
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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 122g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136289652
  • 9786136289656