Samba de Pagode
History of Samba de Pagode
Samba Pagode is a Samba partner dance that resembles the Samba de Gafieira but tends to be more intimate. The literal meaning of the Portuguese word “pagode” translates to “fun” or “merrymaking”.
A key feature of Samba Pagode is its rhythmic texture created with a variety of beats. It became a dance style after the appearance of the Pagode style of music, which originated in the Brazilian city of São Paulo. The pagode style utilizes three specific percussion instruments: the tanta, the repique-de-mao, and the pandeiro.
All three instruments are played by hand, which lends to creating a softer, more intimate sound than the batucada Samba performed by many Samba schools in Brazil
What to expect from Samba Pagode?
Is a combination Samba raiz (samba roots) with Bahia street dance. It is really high energy music and dance.
Samba de Pagode Classes