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Video. WATCH: Brazilian dance created by youths in Rio’s favelas

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Video. WATCH: Brazilian dance created by youths in Rio's favelas

It all started with nifty leg movements, strong steps backwards and forwards, paced to Brazilian funk music. Then it adopted moves from break dancing, samba, capoeira, frevo.

It all started with nifty leg movements, strong steps backwards and forwards, paced to Brazilian funk music. Then it adopted moves from break dancing, samba, capoeira, frevo.

The ‘passinho’, a dance style created in the 2000s by kids in Rio de Janeiro’s favelas, was declared an “intangible cultural heritage” by legislators in the state of Rio, bringing recognition to a cultural expression born in the sprawling working-class neighbourhoods.



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