World Music Exploration - Traditional Brazilian Dance

This month, my students and I are exploring the music of Brazil. Traditional Brazilian music music reflects the cultures that existed in the formation of this South American country: Africa, Europe and the indigenous people of the region.
So far, my students have said that this music resembles the music of our First Nations peoples. Others have commented that it sounds rather African:

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