Spirit of Samba: The Black Music of Brazil

Spirit of Samba: The Black Music of Brazil

Chico Buarque
Director: Jeremy Marre Cast: Chico Buarque
Chico Buarque
, Gilberto Gil
Gilberto Gil
, Milton Nascimento
Milton Nascimento
Jeremy Marre

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The music and dance of samba has gained international predominance in a little more than a century. The spirit of samba can be traced to the state of Bahia on the eastern coast of Brazil. The word itself means "party" and found life when ex-slaves of Bahia moved to the cities, bringing their style of music and dance. This one-hour documentary takes a comprehensive and thorough look at samba, from its origins to its international acclaim and its influence on other styles of music. This video is a celebrated tour of Brazil -- its people, its culture, and the schools of samba in preparation for Carnivale. This documentary includes some wonderful colorful and vibrant footage of the samba and Carnivale, as well as interviews with some of Brazil's shining samba stars.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/09/2001
UPC: 0016351120793
Original Release: 1982
Source: Shanachie
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:00:00
Sales rank: 35,814

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Scene Index

Scene Selection
0. Scene Selection
1. Play Program [1:41]
2. Samba flourishes in shantytown [3:06]
3. Samba schools and corruption [5:41]
4. Macumba: religion of the poor [6:34]
5. Rio's great escape: beaches and music [1:29]
6. Modern pop samba [3:55]
7. Remote villages and African roots [2:25]
8. Ceremonial drumming [6:27]
9. Bahia: home of Gilberto Gil [6:02]
10. Milton Nascinmento and Chico Barque [8:20]

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