Samba is a lively, rhythmical Brazilian dance music that originated in the late 19th century in Rio de Janeiro. It is characterized by its syncopated rhythms, call-and-response vocals, and a strong emphasis on percussion instruments such as the pandeiro, tamborim, and agogô. Samba is often performed in a large ensemble, with multiple singers and instrumentalists, and is often accompanied by a samba school, a group of dancers and musicians who perform in parades and festivals. Samba is a popular genre of music in Brazil and is often used in the soundtracks of films and television shows.
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