, originally a dance
done by African slaves
, also gained popularity among the white middle class and upper crust and became Brazil's first national dance. A flirtatious couple dance, usually accompanied by a guitar
, but sometimes a thumb piano
, Lundu is related to the Spanish fandango
and other new-world dances like the Argentine Zamba
- they all involve, to some degree, handkerchiefs, castanets, and holding ones' arms above their heads.
Lundu amateur rehearsal