Lambada

Lambada ( ) is a dance which became internationally popular in the 1980s. The exact origin of the dance is somewhat disputed but it is known to have begun in Brazil and has forerunners such as the forró, sayas, the maxixe, and the carimbó.

Lambada entered the global mainstream when the french pop group Kaoma recorded a number one worldwide summer hit "Lambada" which sold 5 million singles in 1989. This song was actually an unauthorised translation of the song "Llorando se fue", from the Bolivian group Los K’jarkas (see Music of Bolivia article for more about the translation of this song).

The association of Lambada and the idea of "dirty dancing" became quite extensive—the appellative "forbidden dance" was and is often ascribed to the Lambada—due to its links to maxixe (the true forbidden dance of the early 1920s in Brazil) as well as the 1990 movie Lambada.

After 1994 the Brazilian music style (also called Lambada), which gave birth to the dance, started to fade away, and the dancers began to use other musical sources to continue practicing the Lambada dance. Among these rhythms were the Flamenco Rumba (such as from the Gipsy Kings) and some Arabian music. Today the majority of Lambada is danced to Zouk and Kizomba music and the dance has moved on so much from its original form that there is an ongoing discussion as to whether the Zouk-Lambada is a new type of dance or the natural evolution of the Lambada of the early 90s. Because the evolution of the type of music used by dancers, Zouk-Lambada today is devided in different styles. Style types include differences such as tempo, specific movements and stepping technique.

The Zouk-Lambada style is very popular in countries such as Brazil, Argentina, UK, Spain, Netherlands, Australia and Switzerland. Zouk-Lambada style is coming-up in countries such as USA, Portugal, Denmark, Israel, Aruba, Japan, Poland, Belgium, France and Thailand.

Films

  • Lambada (1990) (Lambada: Set the Night on Fire)
  • The Forbidden Dance (1990) (Lambada - The Forbidden Dance/Forbidden Dance Is Lambada)

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Dance (from French danser, perhaps from Frankish) generally refers to movement used as a form of expression, social interaction or presented in a
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Forró is a kind of popular Northeastern Brazilian dance, as well as a type of music which accompanies the dance. Both are much in evidence during the annual Festa Junina (June Festival).
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The maxixe (pron. IPA: [maˈʃiʃi]), occasionally known as the Brazilian tango, is a dance, with its accompanying music, that originated in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro in 1868, at about the same time
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Carimbo (Carimbó in Portuguese) is an African drum. It is made of a hollow trunk and covered with a deerskin. This name is also used for a Brazilian dance to the beat of this drum.
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See also Kaoma, Zambia for the African town.


Kaoma was a pop group made up of ex-Toure Kunda members in France who in 1989 had a major chart-topping hit with their dance music single "Lambada", a cover of "Llorando se fue".
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"Llorando se fue" is an acoustic song recorded by the Bolivian group Los K’jarkas (see Music of Bolivia article for more about the translation of this song).

Lambada


"Lambada"

Single by Kaoma

"Lambada
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Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX
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"¡La unión es la fuerza!"   (Spanish)
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Los Kjarkas is a Bolivian band, one of the most popular Andean pop bands in the region's recent history. Their most popular song, "Llorando se Fue", with some of its basic melodies and harmonies being based on Bolivian popular music of public domain, was licenced by French
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Out of all the Andean countries Bolivia remains perhaps the most culturally linked to the indigenous peoples. Like most of its neighbors, Bolivia was long dominated by Spain and its attendant culture. Even after independence, Bolivian music was largely based on European forms.
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The maxixe (pron. IPA: [maˈʃiʃi]), occasionally known as the Brazilian tango, is a dance, with its accompanying music, that originated in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro in 1868, at about the same time
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The 1990 dramatic movie Lambada stars J. Eddie Peck, Melora Hardin, Ricky Paull Goldin, Dennis Burkley, and Keene Curtis. Lambada was written and directed by Joel Silberg.
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Rumba Flamenca, Flamenco Rumba, Rumba Gitana or Gypsy Rumba is a style of Flamenco music from Spain. Its style derives from the influence of Afro-Cuban Rumba brought back from Cuba to Spain in the 19th century.
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Gipsy Kings are a group from Arles and Montpellier (specifically from a Cité outside of Montpellier called Phobos, which was later bulldozed) in France. Their parents fled from Spain during the Spanish Civil War.
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Arabic music (Arabic,الموسيقى العربية) includes several genres and styles of music ranging from Arab classical to Arabic pop music and from secular to sacred music.
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Zouk is a style of rhythmic music originating from the French islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique. It has its roots in kompa music from Haiti, cadence music from Dominica, as popularised by Grammacks and Exile One.
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Kizomba is one of the most popular genres of dance and music from Angola. Sung generally in Portuguese, it is a genre of music with a romantic flow mixed with African rhythm. The kizomba dancing style is also known to be very sensual.
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