Students will be required to submit a written study of some aspect (socio, cultural, spiritual, political or economic) of Samba/Afro-Brazilian dances or Capoeira are required as part of this course. This paper should be 3-5 pages in length, typed and double-spaced. Use all suggested topics listed below.
Samba- How did samba become Brazil’s National Dance
Origins of Samba dance and its African influences
Samba Schools in Rio de Janeiro- – How are they organized and judged
Comparison of the Samba schools in Rio vs. Blocos and
Afroxe’s of Bahia, Brazil

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