Carnival Intrigue

Is it a samba? Probably. It also depends on how broadly you define a samba. Percussion comes in heavy later in the piece with a pile of street drummers for a thicker feel. I’m having a hard time describing the exact groove of this piece. “Slightly whiter than average samba”?

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Lord of Shadows

Here’s an exotic-sounding high-energy piece piece from the Sleep Facing West blog. See that site for attribution details. This is also free to use!