The leader of the Brazilian Carnival Band, Mr Thobias Da Vai-Vai, has said that the government in his country will soon build a Samba Dance School in Calabar as part of measures to market her culture internationally.
Vai-Vai told journalists at the ongoing Carnival Calabar Festival 2012 on Thursday in Calabar in south-eastern Nigeria that the dancing school would focus on youths, who will be taught dancing skills.
He noted that Nigeria and Brazil have similar cultures that needed to be showcased.
“The dancing school will be built in other to exchange cultures that both countries have in common and to promote a friendly atmosphere,” he said.
He said that the Nigerian government should improve on infrastructure and to support foreign investors by creating a good and safe environment for business.
“The government should make a firm policy that would give room for investors to explore the industry and should reduce charges, taxes and levies to encourage more investors into Nigeria,” he said.
According to him, samba dance is reputed to be a world-class dancing style and that the costumes could be used to promote the cultures of the two countries.
“We are all happy to be part of the Carnival Calabar Festival 2012, and hope to come again,” he said.
Source African Press Agency
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