Bailando Passinho!

Passinho is a new dance mixing traditional and contemporary styles that is storming the favelas of Rio de Janeiro.  Limber youths take it in turn to display their lightening footwork and powerful body moves mixing dance styles from funk to samba, freestyle and frevo. Born out of Rio’s Zona Norte in 2007, passinho, which means ‘little step’, is captivating the clubs and dances throughout the city’s favelas. This "Bailando" took place in Rocinha, the largest favela in Rio.

  • Zackary Canepari - Passinho

    Zackary Canepari

    Bailando Passinho!

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    A boy on stage at a Bailando in Rocinha, the largest favela in Rio, Brazil.

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  • Zackary Canepari - Passinho

    Zackary Canepari

    Bailando Passinho!

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    Bailando Passinho! Passinho is a new dance style mixing traditional and contemporary styles that is taking over the Favelas of Rio de Janeiro. This "Bailando" took place in Rocinha, the largest favela in the city.

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  • Zackary Canepari - Passinho

    Zackary Canepari

    Bailando Passinho!

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    Bailando Passinho! Passinho is a new dance style mixing traditional and contemporary styles that is taking over the Favelas of Rio de Janeiro. This "Bailando" took place in Rocinha, the largest favela in the city.

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  • Zackary Canepari - Passinho

    Zackary Canepari

    Bailando Passinho!

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    A young man shows how to do the new Passinho style dance at a Bailando in Rocinha, the largest favela in Rio, Brazil.

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  • Zackary Canepari - Passinho

    Zackary Canepari

    Bailando Passinho!

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    Girls dancing Passinho style at a Bailando in Rocinha, the largest favela in Rio, Brazil.

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  • Zackary Canepari - Passinho

    Zackary Canepari

    Bailando Passinho!

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    Kids drink soda and watch the dancers perform during a Bailando Passinho event in Rocinha, the largest favela in Rio de Janeiro.

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