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Forró: Steps from the Northeast

By Sibel Tinar, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - Samba, the festive, high-energy dance that is one of the national symbols of Brazil is actually not as ubiquitous as one may imagine. It may be the most popular, but couple's samba is difficult to master, and the fast and solo samba no pé is in fact not a common sight with the exception of Carnival time.

Forró, a dance of Northeastern origin performed to addictive rhythms by couples in a close hold, may not be as well-known as samba outside of Brazil, but you . . .

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