BRAZILIAN DANCE PRCTICE RHYTHMS CD
Casa Samba uses these rhythms during regular rehearsals. This CD goes hand in hand with some of the choreography used in our performances as well as training new dancers. This music was recorded by Curtis Pierre, Jorge Alabe and some of the members of Casa Samba. The CD starts out with a very soothing warm-up tempo used either for stretching or warming up the muscles. This CD also has a samba at a very slow tempo to make it easy for beginners to learn to samba, and for the professional. This CD has a number of different high-energy traditional Brazilian rhythms. These rhythms can be used for running a dance class, exercise class and to choreograph samba routines.
Warm-up – This cut is for warming up your body by dealing stretching and light calisthenics to prepare you for your workout.
Slow samba- this cut is used mostly for teaching beginners Samba because of the very slow pace students can get a custom to the rhythm of the samba in a relaxed manner.
Medium samba – this cut is for beginners or intermediate samba dancers is also very useful in choreographing various samba routines at a moderate speed.
Fast samba – this cut is for and dance are in immediate samba dancers this is perfect for endurance, integrating with the music (starts and stops) and learning some of the traditional called and responses done in the samba schools of Brazil. It is also a high endurance work-out
Samba Reggie – this rhythm is indigenous of North Brazil created by the blockos of Salvador Bahia in appreciation of the reggae -legend Bob Marley and his influence in Brazil.
Samba Afro – this rhythm is also from the blocakos of Salvador Bahia particularly from the group called Ile Iye which gives its heritage to the rhythms of Africa
Batuque – this cut is a rhythm from one of the traditional folkloric dances of Brazil Batuque is one of the oldest forms of samba dancing.
Marracatu – this rhythm mostly famous in a place called Receife located in northern part of Brazil as well is one of the many traditional carnival rhythms and dances in Brazil.
Afro-Barra-Vento – this rhythm is a form from the patterns that we know and as 6/8. This rhythm comes from the Condomble houses of Brazil, it is used with a wide variety of dances and songs.
Jungo – this rhythm as well follows the pattern of the 6/8 feel and is used mainly with the dance Jongo
Maculele- this rhythm is call Kongo it has its roots in the Candomble houses of Brazil but is one of the most widely used rhythms in Brazil Maculele is a stick dance use of the done in pairs as well as specific choreography with the pair are as a group.