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The lundu or lundum was brought to Brazil by Bantu slaves from Angola and surrounding areas. Still danced in the island of Marajó in the Amazon delta, the lundu(m) is a very sensual, voluptuous - rather lascivious really - couple's dance. It was highly popular all over Brazil in the seventeenth and early-eighteenth century. It was later replaced by the maxixe (which was also considered scandalous...) and the samba.

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