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This edition: Natal da Portela





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Episode Details

(1988/Brazil, 95 min., color, drama) Dir.: Paulo Cezar Saraceni. Cast: Milton Goncalves, Zeze Mota, Grande Otello.

Biographical drama about Natal da Portela, an early promoter of samba, a dance and rhythmic form created amidst the currents of Afro-Brazilian culture in Rio de Janeiro. In Portuguese, with English subtitles. (Discussion guest: C. Daniel Dawson, cultural historian.)