The Tropics include Brasil, the Caribbean Islands, and the Central African Diaspora. These cultures have dance styles that are uniquely earthy and represent indigenous groups as well as new cultures formed from the integration of indigenous and migrant groups from the African Supercontinent.
The Carnivale is an age-old tradition in Brazil and throughout the Tropics. The costumes are extravagantly decked with bling and colorful feathers, and the Passistas (dancers) smile brightly while dancing with great passion and enthusiasm.
Carnivale is a celebration, brought to Brasil by the natives of Angola Africa who migrated and blended their beautiful culture with the indigenous Amerindians.
There are many styles of Samba in Brazil, of the most popular include:
Caribbean Carnivale Dance is similar to Samba in costume, but quite unique in technique and music. Music is traditionally Soca (Trinidad) which is very exciting and fast-paced. There is also Tassa (Guyana) which is a very fast and rapid movement of the hips.
Passistas Zaina, Cassandra, and Ajaz performed live on stage at the anniversary celebration of the Nam Dae Mun international supermarket chain, April 2014. It was a major celebration with hundreds of people in attendance.
Global Dance Goddess Makossa Dance Group Entertained live at the globally renowned concert and annual fundraising event of Congolese Artist, Petit Pays.