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1. a lively modern ballroom dance from Brazil in bouncy duple time
2. a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of this dance


A free suite of programs which implement the Server Message Block (SMB) protocol.

Originally developed for Unix by Andrew Tridgell at the Australian National University, the Samba server allows files and printers on the host operating system to be shared with clients such as Windows for Workgroups, DOS, OS/2, Windows NT and others.

For example, instead of using telnet to log in to a Unix machine to edit a file there, a Windows 95 user might connect a drive in the Windows Explorer to a Samba server on the Unix machine and edit the file in a Windows editor.

A Unix client called smbclient, built from the same source code, allows ftp-like access to SMB resources.

Samba is available for many Unix variants, OS/2, and VMS. Porting to Novell Netware is in progress (August 1996).

smblib is a portable generic library for making SMB calls for implementing client/server functions from within any program. Linux implements a complete file system (based on smbclient) so by default Linux users have full access to resources on LAN Server, Windows NT and LAN Manager networks.


(SaMBa) Software that allows a Unix server to act as a file server to Windows clients. Samba is a free, open source implementation of the CIFS file sharing protocol, which evolved from SMB, hence the SMB in SaMBa. Samba runs under Linux, FreeBSD and other Unix variants. It can be used with any modern PC as well as other hardware, but due to its efficiency, it also lends itself to old 486s that are recycled to serve as inexpensive file, print and backup servers in a Windows environment. See SMB.
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Apos esse percurso historico sobre o carnaval e as escolas de samba paulistanas, passo para a segunda parte deste artigo, dedicada a desvelar as formas pelas quais a cidade de Sao Paulo e representada nas letras dos sambas das escolas de samba locais.
Cabe, entao, um questionamento: como examinar as letras dos sambas recorrendo a uma teoria dentro da analise do discurso?
Caption: They get a kick Long since crossed over to the hipster realm, Sambas can be found on the feet of (1) Kristen Stewart, (2) Rita Ora and (3) Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
FIVE SAMBAS KEY: FIVES SAMBAS - Pack your malaria tablets for Manaus son, you're off to the Amazon; FOUR SAMBAS - Better make sure the passport is ready and wait nervously by the phone; THREE SAMBAS - Warn the missus you might have to cancel the summer holiday; TWO SAMBAS - Tell your mates that you might not be able to make that summer barbecue; ONE SAMBA - Forget Copacabana beach mate, you're heading for New Brighton beach in June!
In this paper, however, I focus on the influence of regional, intra-Malay processes of cultural and commercial exchange in the revival of one particular local cultural product, songket, which is a locally produced textile commonly seen as an important component of Sambas Malay culture.
Filiado aos estudos da linguagem, o presente trabalho propoe uma reflexao sobre o papel desempenhado por artistas populares que disseminaram o samba e continuam fomentando essa cultura que atravessa, com vivacidade, os primeiros 100 anos de sua historia.
Essas contradicoes sociais e espaciais engendradas pela sociedade atuam na "construcao" do Reconcavo, tornando-se indispensavel desvelar essas contradicoes, uma vez que elas sao, em parte, responsaveis pela presenca e pela forca do samba de roda no Reconcavo.
The classes may lead to the young samba players getting to play with one of the top samba bands from Rio at the end of the year.
The trains depart for Oswaldo Cruz, the neighborhood that was home to many of samba's pioneers during the 1920s.
Over the years, some of Brazil's greatest samba composers called Mangueira home, and Goncalves learned the art of samba at their feet.
Setting the historical, social, and political context of samba occupies the first three chapters of the book.
Antes de fundar a Escola de Samba Deixa Malhar, porem, ele participou ativamente das rodas de samba no Morro da Favela, no Morro de Santo Antonio e nas areas suburbanas da cidade.