The Story of
Samba at the Dawn
of Modern Brazil

Bem-vindo! (Welcome!)

Follow the story of samba on a timeline of events that charts the germination and blossoming of Rio’s signature sound. From selected timeline events, you can link to resource pages that will let you listen to songs, watch videos, see rare photographs, and read more. In addition, you’ll find topics for informal discussion and suggestions on how to expand these resources into formal educational environments.