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Salvador da Bahia and the Source of Samba

Lucy Duran visits Bahia in Brazil to search for the source of samba. In the small town of Sao Bras, she records the famous Brazilian dance form in its most authentic guise.

Lucy Duran's in Bahia, Northeast Brazil, searching for the source of Samba. Samba has become synonymous with Rio de Janeiro, but it was in the sugar plantations of the poor northeast that African slaves first developed this iconic dance form. And in the small towns of Sao Bras and Santo Amaro, Lucy records the famous Brazilian dance form in its most authentic form. Producer James Parkin.

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Music Played

  • Virgínia Rodrigues

    Oju Oba

    • Nos.
    • Hannibal.
    • HNCD-1448.
  • BBC Location Recording

    • Dida

      title unknown

      • 7th April 2010 in Salvador.
    • Dida

      title unknown

      • 7th April 2010 in Salvador.
    • Dida

      title unknown

      • 7th April 2010 in Salvador.
    • Samba de Roda group

      Olina

      • 10th April 2010 in Santo Amaro.
    • Samba de Roda group

      Nicinha do Samba

      • 10th April 2010 in Santo Amaro.
    • Mestre Ado

      Capoeira Demonstration

      • 10th April 2010 in Santo Amaro.
    • Samba Chula De São Braz

      Candeia

      • 10th April 2010 in Sao Bras.
    • Dona Dalva

      Beira Mar

      • 11th April 2010 in Cahoeira.
  • Virgínia Rodrigues

    Uma Historia De Ifa

    • Nos.
    • Hannibal.
    • HNCD-1448.
  • BBC Location Recording

    • Mariene de Castro

      Eu vi Mamae oxum na Cachoeira Abre Caminho

      • 9th April 2010 in Salvador.
    • Mariene de Castro

      Ilha de mare

      • 9th April 2010 in Salvador.
    • Mariene de Castro

      Vi mamae na areia

      • 9th April 2010 in Salvador.

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