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What is Samba?

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Samba's cultural roots explained

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Brazilian Rhythms Guide

Do you know what makes Brazilian Rhythms original?

Understand the rhythms that built Brazilian musicality

Learn about Brazilian Rhythmic roots and their origins

Brazilian Grooves!
What are traditional arts about?

What are Traditional arts?

What's the essence of Tradition within Traditional Arts?

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Understand the importance of Master oral teachers

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Candomblé - Origins and Historical Context

Discover the origin of Afro-Brazilian Musicality

Candomblé definition and history

African cultures encountered in Brazil and Candomblé was born

Candomblé Roots!

Percussion Instruments, and Learning Percussion

Atabaque - Brazilian instrument played in a store

Samba Instruments

Samba has many varieties and rhythms, according to each region

Each format of Samba has a different instrument composition

Discover which rhythms use Pandeiro, and which Samba formats don't!

Learn what Instruments and Drums the Samba Schools and Blocos Afro use!

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Brazilian Percussion Teacher, Junior Pai de Santo

6 Steps to Learning Percussion

How to learn Percussion in a easy way

Simple Steps that will guide your percussive journey

Divided into 6 straightforward steps!

The simple way of Learning Percussion!
Timbau and Djembe Drums

Brazilian Drums

Discover the original Instruments used in Brazilian Music

African Designs meet indigenous and European influences

New craftsmanship was born in Brazil

Learn the origins of Brazilian Drums

Brazilian Drums and Instruments

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