Samba

Samba

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Every year at Carnival season each of Rio's "favelas" - the shanty-town slums in the hills surrounding the city - sends a samba school of thousands of costumed dancers, musicians and floats to compete in the carnival parade. The author, a dancer by training and a journalist, spent one such season with the samba school of Mangueira, not only learning the art of this dazzlingly complex dance, but also exploring the world of samba - the excesses and enthusiasms, the poverty and danger behind the glossy images of travel brochures and TV spectaculars.show more

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  • Paperback | 245 pages
  • 135 x 216mm | 187g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0747508011
  • 9780747508014

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Every year at carnival season each of Rio's "favelas" - the shanty-town slums in the hills surrounding the city - sends a samba school of thousands of costumed dancers, musicians and floats to compete in the carnival parade. The author, a dancer by training and a journalist, spent one such season with the samba school of Mangueira, not only learning the art of this dazzingly complex dance, but also exploring the world of samba - the excesses and enthusiasm, the poverty and danger behind the glossy images of travel brochures and TV spectaculars.show more