What is samba?

  • (noun): A form of canasta using three decks and six jokers.
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Samba is a Brazilian dance and musical genre originating in Bahia and with its roots in Brazil (Rio de Janeiro) and Africa via the West African slave trade and African religious traditions. It is recognized around the world as a symbol of Brazil and the Brazilian Carnival. Considered one of the most popular Brazilian cultural expressions, samba has become an icon of Brazilian national identity. The Bahian Samba de Roda (dance circle), which became a UNESCO Heritage of Humanity in 2005, is the main root of the samba carioca, the samba that is played and danced in Rio de Janeiro.

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Samba Squad - Appearances
... Samba Squad has performed in the Toronto Downtown Jazz Festival, Roots Blues Festival at Salmon Arms, B.C ... "Samba Squad Drums We Love" was broadcast on both Vision TV and BRAVO on a second window ... Samba Squad opened for Grammy and Juno award-winning singer Sarah McLachlan and is a regular guest performer for Canadian Nuevo Flamenco guitarist Jesse ...
Samba, Togo
... Samba is a village in the Bassar Prefecture in the Kara Region of north-western Togo. ...
Samba Purana
... The Samba Purana (Sanskrit साम्ब पुराण, Sāmba Purāṇa) is one of the Saura Upapuranas ... After the customary beginning in Chapter 1, the text consists the narrative of Krishna's son Samba's getting infected by leprosy, after being cursed by his father and ... the eighteen Maga Brahmins from Śākadvīpa by Samba and appointing them as the priests of the Surya temple in Mitravana ...
Tap Step - Personnel
... Acoustic Piano, Minimoog, Rhodes, Fender Rhodes, Vocoder, Piano, Handclaps Gayle Moran - Vocals on Samba L.A ... and The Embrace Flora Purim - Vocals on Samba L.A ... Shelby Flint - Vocals on Samba L.A ...
Samba D'Or
... The "Samba Gold" (Samba d'Or) is a football award given to the best Brazilian footballer in Europe, as awarded by the Sambafoot Association ... The Samba Gold is determined by three voter panels journalists, fellow footballers, and votes from Internet users ...

More definitions of "samba":

  • (noun): A lively ballroom dance from Brazil.
  • (noun): Music composed for dancing the samba.
  • (verb): Dance the samba.
  • (noun): Large west African tree having large palmately lobed leaves and axillary cymose panicles of small white flowers and one-winged seeds; yields soft white to pale yellow wood.
    Synonyms: obeche, obechi, arere, Triplochiton scleroxcylon