On November 27th, 1916, the first samba song burst on the scene in Rio de Janeiro. Born of the slums, the music and dance style remains a vital contributor to Brazilian cultural life a hundred years after its birth.
Rio de Janeiro's first feminist samba block is rallying behind a campaign for a safe Carnival. They hope to stamp out the notion the year's biggest party is no place for a decent woman, Clare Richardson reports.
Caipirinhas, samba, Havaianas and a host of other Brazilian traditions and products are popular in Germany - and not just during the Olympic Games. Here are a few of our favorite Brazilian exports.
It's a musical style that's compelling and melancholic, poetic and political: On Sunday, Brazil celebrates the 100-year success story of samba. DW looks back at the heartbeat of a nation.
If you ever heard a farty bass on a record and thought, "what is that?" it was probably a Roland TB-303. And it exists because of a Japanese music visionary without whom hip-hop and dance would sound quite different.
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