A look at histories and historical narratives of people around the Africana World.
As people of African origin have moved across the world, they have carried various pieces of traditional cultures with them through the African diaspora. An important aspect of this movement was the dispersion of different dances. Many of these dances were assimilated into the cultures of the regions to which they were carried. One of the prevalent examples of this phenomenon is the dance known as the Samba. The Samba was brought to Brazil by Angolan slaves. This dance, which has also had effects on Brazil’s culture, parties, and other forms of art, is a dance of celebration and joy.