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.