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Samba is the unique Brazilian music that originated from Rio. The African slaves introduced reverberating rhythms of the Samba to the Brazilians and even to this day Samba is the essential component of Rio Carnival.

Musicians and lyricists of Samba schools take great care to come up with innovative composition every year to make it appealing to the judges as well as the audience, based on which the judges award points to a Samba school during the run up to the championship.

The Samba is a combination of song, music and dance form invented by Afro-Brazilians in 1888 when slavery was abolished. The word Samba had its origin in the Angolan world Samba which refers to a kind of ritualistic music. However the African slaves gave a variety of meanings to the word which meant to invoke their ancestral spirits and the god of African Pantheon.

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