The History of the Lambada Sample

Have you ever wondered where the catchy dance sample you hear all the time on the radio comes from? Well I have been attempting to track down the source of one sample that has been in a lot of songs lately and this is what I found:

1. So let’s start here at Jennifer Lopez – On the Floor:

2. That lead me to find this catchy dance song from a few summers ago….

3. Upon further digging, I found this:

From the French band Kaoma. This came out in 1989 and was a cover of a previous song…..

4. …Chorando se foi by Marcia Ferreira from Brazil!

5. Which is a Brazilian Portuguese cover of the Spanish song called Llorando se fue by Bolivian group Los Kjarkas:

…..Woo! Who knew one pan-flutey Bolivian hit song from the 80s could go so far, sparking the Lambada craze and continuing on into music we hear on the airwaves today!

But for all I know this could go back even farther!

Please share with me your Lambada Moments!

6 thoughts on “The History of the Lambada Sample

  1. there is a song I heard today that samples lambada with a heavy dance beat-I heard it on 97.9 La Raza in LA

    Anyone know the name?


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