Samba On Your Feet (Documentary) 2005 NR

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"Samba (On Your Feet)"; roots and perspectives entities and divinities spread out along sidewalks and slums of Rio de Janeiro next to the voices of Cartola, Caetano Veloso, Martinho da Vila, Ismael Silva, Clara Nunes and Clementina.

Starring:
Paulo Barros, Haroldo Costa
Runtime:
53 minutes

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Genres Music
Director Eduardo Montes Bradley
Starring Paulo Barros, Haroldo Costa
Supporting actors Teresa Cristina, Xangô da Mangueira, Hermínio Bello de Carvalho, Carlinhos de Jesus, Mart'nália, Tia Surica
Studio Patagonia Film Group LLC
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Tika Morgan on July 3, 2007
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This documentary is a wonderful look at the history of Samba and what it means to natives of Brazil.
This film has nothing to do with the over sexualized media portrayal of Carnival or it's dances, but is more a discourse on how the Samba affects it's people both past and present. If you are serious about understanding samba and it's roots, you will enjoy this documentary. It also features some great live performances!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Howard Johnson on July 12, 2007
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This lively film goes behind the scenes of the samba and caival world in Rio de Janeiro to reveal how the cultural clash of the African/Black and European/White cultures gave birth to a new tradition. The historian Harold Costa, an expert in carioca folklore, explains how African slaves' beliefs, gods and music mixed with Spanish Catholic and Indian influences centuries ago to create the remarkable fusion that is Brazilian culture.
The historian Haroldo Costa, an expert in carioca folklore, explains how African slaves' beliefs, gods and music mixed with Spanish Catholic centuries ago to create the remarkable fusion that is Brazilian culture.
The film includes interviews with many active performers and writers of samba such as the composer and singer Xango da Mangueira. He recalls the first days of caival in Rio de Janeiro when he and his fellow performers sang and danced in the streets but were treated like vagrants and harassed by the police. Mae Helena D'Oxosse, a priestess in the umbanda tradition, incorporates samba in her religious practices and carries on a tradition among her working-class followers that is five hundred years old.

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HAROLDO COSTA: actor, producer and writer bo in Piedade, Río de Janeiro. He's been involved intensively in the cultural life of Rio de Janeiro since the early 1950's. Today, he's one of the foremost authorities in the field of carioca folklore, particularly samba and caival. XANGô da MANGUEIRA: trovadour, singer, composer; a living legend out of the early days when caival and samba met for the very first times in the streets of Rio de Janeiro.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Ronald C. Conner on March 7, 2008
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Terrific look at the inner workings of a samba school. I use it for the Latin American music course I teach and students enjoy it as well.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Dopela on July 7, 2007
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The best I have seen so far on the complex birth of Samba and inter-racial cultural exchange in Brazil. Thank You! Great Music, by the way!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By S. Cowling on January 7, 2009
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Movie arrived in great condition and it was very informative for me as a Brazilian dancer. Thank you!!!
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