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This travel book explores the samba, with all its ritual, and through it presents a picture of Brazil. The author is a Mexican by birth and upbringing and a dancer by training. She recounts a Carnival season in Rio, offering an interpretation of the history and culture of black Brazilians, and the social and spiritual forces that are expressed in the driving beat of samba music and dance. Every year, each of the "favelas" (the ramshackle slums on the hills around Rio) sends a samba school of two to four thousand costumed ...

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Samba
1991, Vintage, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780679732563

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Samba
1991, Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, London

ISBN-13: 9780747508014

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Samba
1990, Jonathan Cape Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780224027953

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