Baila” in Portuguese & Spanish means ‘Dance
Dushyanth Weeraman runs a dance school in Colombo. The “Baila” song is in Sinhalese and sung to a rhythm-based on Portuguese and African influences.
The Portuguese brought over mercenaries from Mozambique to fight their wars of conquest in Asia and far east in the years 1500 – 1660 hundred era.
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Thanks for sharing Sam. Enjoyed it. Baila is indeed the term for dance as seen in the Brazilian culture where they speak Portuguese. But our baila is far more modest!
Thanks Sam – enjoyed the Baila music and the dancing. The dancing was surprisingly good.