dvcork0.jpg (9531 bytes)The roots of the Samba are in Africa, but most of the development is done in Brazil around the 19th century when it was known as "Zemba Queca". You will recognize the Samba from the Carnival Parties and Samba Schools in Brazil. In 1925 the Samba was imported into Europe. Although the samba was already accepted as a competition Dance, the great breakthrough of the Samba happened on the World exhibition in NEW York in 1939. Europe was really captured by the Samba in 1948/1949.