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By Mira Olson, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - The Parade of Champions on Saturday evening marked the official end of Rio Carnival 2010. The energy in and around the Sambódromo on Saturday night during the final parade of...
By Doug Gray, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO – For the first time in over seventy years Unidos da Tijuca took the title of Carnival Champions narrowly beating Grande Rio in the judge’s verdict on Wednesday afternoon. The school captured...
By Maíra Amorim, Senior Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO – If you don’t have the tickets yet to watch the samba parade at the Sambódrome, one of Rio’s most popular Carnival events, it might be too late as they sell out...
By Martin Kocandrle, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO – Samba City may seem like a reference to Rio, due to its popularity as a destination for samba music and Carnival, but it actually refers to the building complex where the...
By Tricia Chaves, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - One of the highlights and often most widely displayed images of the Brazilian Carnival is the elaborately albeit scantily dressed sambistas. Leading the pack is often one or two ladies called...
By Felicity Clarke, Senior Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - The build up rumble of drums that will culminate in Carnival is well under way, as Rio's streets become the venue for the exhilarating samba rhythms pounded out by the city's...
By Bruno De Nicola, Senior Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - February may still be three months off, but the majority of those involved with Carnival have already been hard at work, the weekly rehearsals are underway, and Portela Samba School,...
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