Samba

The samba and the carnival go hand in hand in Brazil. Again, it is a flirtatious dance; performed at about 50 bars per minute and characterised by the distinctive ‘samba tick’, it captures the excitement of the Rio carnival. It was introduced to Europe from South America in the late 1930s, but generally caught on after World War II, when it became incredibly popular due to its infectious music and lively rhythms.