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By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — The Cidade Maravilhosa is also dubbed the Cidade do Samba, or City of Samba, given that Rio de Janeiro, with its rich history, is the birthplace of samba music. For anyone spending time in Rio with an ear for music, hearing great authentic samba is almost unavoidable, but it helps to be willing to venture outside of Zona Sul (South Zone).

Traditional roda de samba or samba wheel is a distinct form of playing Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?