SAMBA DE RODA

Like Capoeira, Samba has African roots and was "brought" to Brazil by Afrikaners. It was adopted by Brazilian folklore and used for shows, along with Maculele and Puxada de Rede.

Samba de Roda is a musical simpler version of Samba. It was founded in the Brazilian state of Bahia, probably in the nineteenth century. The beginning of practicing Samba dates back to around 1860. Samba de Roda consists of instruments such as Pandeiro, Atabaque, guitar and Chocalho, accompanied by singing and clapping. It is popular throughout the state of Bahia, but practiced above all in the Reconcavo region.

The manifestations of Samba de Roda are now clearly visible in the works of such composers as Dorival Cymami, Joao Gilberto and Caetano Veloso from Bahia.

Samba de Roda is expressed in two characteristic groups: Samba Chula and Samba Corrida. In the first group, the dancers begin by chula (poem), one person begins to dance Samba in the middle of Roda to accompaniment of instruments and clapping. In Samba Corrida, on the other hand, they all dance to the accompaniment of two soloists creating a choir, changing roles.

Samba de Roda is associated with the cult of Orixas and Caboclos, as well as with Capoeira (also with dishes from Azeite).

Currently, Samba de Roda is practiced during many events, as well as in the form of dance in Roda. Capoeristas dance Samba for relaxation and relaxation.

"Oh Morena me pega

Me leva pro samba

Eu sou to samba

Eu wim sambar

Ole, le baiana ... "