Which country’s popular dance is samba?

Trivia Crack Question: Which country’s popular dance is “samba”?
Trivia Crack Answer: Brazil

About the samba

The samba is a traditional dance that is originally from Brazil. It was heavily influenced by many African traditions, as many African slaves were responsible for its creation. The samba is a dance performed to songs with a 2/4 tempo, usually played by strings and percussion. Later and more modern sambas also use brass and wind instruments like trumpets, flutes and clarinets. The samba is heavily influenced by its home of Brazil, as there are traditional clothes and foods associated with the samba. Brazil celebrates a National Samba Day every year on December 2nd. Samba is mostly local to the southeast and northeast of Brazil. It is heavily associated with Rio de Janeiro. The samba became very popular both in Brazil and worldwide in the 1930s and 40s. This is in part due to composers like Joao de Barro, famous for writing the song ‘The Girl from Ipanema’. Bossa Nova, a marriage of samba and jazz music, lead to changes in the samba music as well as greater recognition of the music and dance. Although disco would temporarily outshine samba in the 70s and 80s, today there are many artists working in the samba tradition and many people still dancing the samba.

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