Free Samba Class

Free Samba Class

Samba, a rhythm in transition Ir order to study the history of Brazil without any books, just listen to samba Written by Marcelle Bottini Fala Brasil School offers samba class | dance and its history. This is a part of the lesson material. History The samba was born in Brazil with the Africans who came as slaves to the country. This rhythm was inspired by tribal and religious sounds, but had acquired a completely new meaning with the people who would one day be named as Brazilians. It is possible to say that samba is the soul of the people of Brazil. It started in Salvador with the Africans at the same time that Brazil was born as a country in the midst of a cultural fusionism. The Africans brought it with them their religion named “candomblé”. During their ceremonies they presented many musical rhythms that gave origin to many Brazilian musical styles. Among them, the samba. The slaves played samba in a circle of people – “samba de roda” – in the senzalas to tolerate the sadness. Many historians attribute to this moment the roots of the well-known Brazilian happiness. With the black people, this cultural manifestation came to Rio de Janeiro. Bahia had a large part of its black population, and Rio was similar to a European cosmopolitan capital. Donga, João da Baiana and Pixinguinha were the first samba players of Rio de Janeiro and gathered at Aunt Ciata’s house in Praça Onze. There was batuque, samba roda and good food. The famous “choro” rhythm – translated to english it means “cry” – was the fusion between...
Regaetton Class, from Venezuela to Fala Brasil School

Regaetton Class, from Venezuela to Fala Brasil School

Regaetton class, from Venezuela to Fala Brasil School In partnership with Abraço Cultural, Fala Brasil School received a latin dance class Written by Isabella Herdy On Saturday, the 28th, we received a class of Regaetton in partnership with Abraço Cultural. Abraço is a non-governmental organization that promotes the exchange of experiences through the training of refugees in Brazil. With their own methodology and teaching materials, they train refugees to teach English, French, Spanish and Arabic, as well as promote cultural exchanges between teachers, students and guests of all nationalities!   During the month of July we were invited to host the Latin dance class at Fala Brasil House, and of course we could not have been happier with this invitation!   The lesson was given by the incredible Venezuelan dance teacher, Jeison (@jeilnz) who for almost an hour made all the guests have fun and sweat. In addition we had Venezuelan guests selling Patacones, mojitos and cuba libre, that made the conversation between the guests render until late.   We, at Fala Brasil, value the cultural exchange inside and outside the classroom. In our classes we always take Brazilian culture to our students, but we also like to hear what they have to bring to us. Giving in our space to show a little of the culture of a country that is going through such difficult times is very important and rewarding. And seeing so many Brazilians having fun and experiencing this culture shows the importance of this incredible work of Abraço Cultural.   We hope to receive many more events like this and always promote this exchange that...