Music: New Dance

For the first time since the Cuban conga (1938), it looks as though the U.S. is taking up a new ballroom dance.

The new dance is the Brazilian samba* notable alike for its breezy tempo and its lilting bounce. North Americans got their first inklings of samba rhythms three years ago, when seductive Carmen Miranda came up from Rio to shine on Broadway in The Streets of Paris, became really aware of it last spring, when she samba-sang and samba-danced in a cinema, That Night in Rio (TIME, March 24). Since then the samba has...

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