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  • Actors: Quenia Ribeiro
  • Format: Colour, DVD-Video, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: StratoStream - World Dance New York
  • DVD Release Date: 5 Sept. 2007
  • Run Time: 60 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000RZP472
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 69,377 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Born in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, samba reggae is an explosive, high energy blend of Brazilian samba and Jamaican reggae. Engaging the total body with every step, samba reggae is the perfect aerobic workout - a great way to shake off stress, burn calories, and wake up your senses with invigorating rhythm. Created by renowned samba instructor Quenia Ribiero, THE SAMBA REGGAE WORKOUT begins with an explanation of the basic samba reggae steps and rhythm. Next is a 10-minute warmup including a wide range of exercises to loosen and stretch your muscles, and engage your core. Next, Quenia leads two workout sessions utilizing her own authentic Samba Reggae choreography: Workout 1 (medium intensity, 45 min.) breaks down each move in a precise and easy-to-grasp manner, keeping the workout pace fast and steady. Accompanied by performers from her New York City-based dance company Grupo Ribeiro and presenting to live music, Quenia starts every move with footwork and hipwork, then adds the upper body coordination, and offers ample repetition of every step and the entire sequence of combinations from the top. Workout 2 (high intensity, 7 min.) employs the same vocabulary of dance steps but at a much faster pace! You ll feel the pure joy of dance and the powerful aerobic qualities of samba reggae. As a social dance, samba reggae is usually done in a follow-the-leader fashion with a few dancers initiating moves and everyone following: Workout 2 is a real samba reggae experience - you will dance with Quenia to the sounds of exotic percussion, presented live by her spectacular Grupo Ribeiro band. ABOUT SAMBA REGGAE Samba is Brazils gift to the world. Like Brazil itself, samba is a synthesis of many cultural influences., with elements from Africa, Europe as well as from the indigenous people of Brazil. Developed in Bahia by Brazilians of African descent, samba spread in its various forms throughout the country. Over the course of its evolution it has finally been embraced across Brazilian society. There are many different styles of samba music and dance in Brazil. In this instructional DVD Quenia Ribeiro teaches Samba Reggae, a style of music and dance popularized in Salvador Bahia, Brazil by groups such as, Olodum, Ile Aiye, Ara Ketu, and Muzenza to name just a few.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Monkey on 9 Mar. 2010
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Great workout, got me sweating and panting. However, the music really gets boring after a (short) while, as it's literally just samba percussion (i.e. drums with what seems to be single set of repetitive beat for 45 minutes). So buy it if you don't mind what music you work out to. But if you are like me, who needs music to keep interested, then don't bother. I haven't used this DVD more than 3 times for this reason alone.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Alejandra Vernon on 6 Oct. 2008
The samba Quenia Ribeiro teaches us in this sensational DVD was birthed in Salvador, Bahia, and has deep African roots. It has found the perfect interpreter in Quenia, who dances with dazzling speed, strength and control. What Baryshnikov is to ballet, Quenia is to samba. Watch her and be amazed!

After Quenia and her Grupo Ribeiro give us a "Welcome," Quenia shows us some "Basic Steps," and then we get a terrific "Warm-up," which is slow and powerful. We next move to the "Workouts:"

In "Workout #1" Quenia shows us a set of steps, repeats them and then adds on the next set of steps, until we have a lengthy combination that gives new meaning to the word aerobic. Quenia says it's "a great way to exercise and burn calories," and have lots of fun too! If you don't have the necessary natural abilities (sense of rhythm, agility, etc.), muscular strength and tip top aerobic conditioning you may have trouble keeping up, but do what you can, and enjoy it.

In "Workout #2" the pace is picked up, and it's continuous, with the kind of energy that would leave some of our million dollar athletes panting in the dust. After the "Workouts," we meet the fabulous 5 man Grupo Ribeiro led by Nick Birmelin and dancers Ana and Nao.

Quenia is one of the most dynamic performers you'll ever see, and she will motivate you to try this fire-in-the-soul/fire-in-the-soles-of-the-feet dancing, expand your horizons, and learn from the best. Challenge yourself and the rewards will be worth it!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By liddy on 18 Mar. 2011
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Bought this as a fun way to workout and it is, the movements are repeated throughout so you gradually learn a little more each time, the rythem of the African drums keep you moving and you definetely have a work out while learning how to shake your booty at the same time. Quenia is incredably fit, I've not got the energy for the high intensity work out yet but will keep practising!
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This video is great. Quenia Ribeiro's "the Samba Reggae Workout" is great. I had never done any Samba before, and her dvd is perfect for a beginner. I was able to follow all of her instructions even on the first time I watched the dvd. However it will definitely get your heart pounding and make you sweat for a good 45 minutes. Actually, if you do the warm up, then the main workout, then if you can also make it through the "fast" section at the end, it's about an hour long class, and burns several hundred calories. Not only that, but this was probably the most fun I have had in a long time. It really gets you fit but it is so fun, you don't notice how hard you are really working. I loved it. I have another video of hers too, and when I first started it, I couldn't get through the first section, huffing and puffing and aching and stopping for water. But I did it religiously, 5 days a week, for 2 weeks, and by the end of that, I could finish the whole dvd! if you do her dvd's regularly, like 3 -5 times a week, you will get in shape FAST and notice visible results in a couple of weeks. Well, I did, anyway! Can't brag about her and her dvd's enough! So much fun!
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