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By Chesney Hearst, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Although Carnival may have officially ended last Tuesday, 48 blocos continued to celebrate in the streets of Rio de Janeiro this weekend. Today (Sunday, February 17th) one of the most...
By Chesney Hearst, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – While millions of enthusiastic Cariocas (Rio residents) and foreign tourists attended Rio de Janeiro's Carnival blocos (street parties) and the Sambódromo samba school competitions, millions more celebrated with equal fervor...
By Chesney Hearst, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Known for its famous samba composers and traditional presentations, G.R.E.S. Unidos de Vila Isabel will bring this year’s Carnival competition to a close as they enter the Sambódromo as the...
By Chesney Hearst, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Carnival officially begins on Saturday, February 9th and the wait for the samba school competition is almost over. Yet before the schools from the Grupo Especial (Special Group) are scheduled...
By Chesney Hearst, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Established in 1988, G.R.E.S. Acadêmicos do Grande Rio is one of the younger samba schools competing in the Grupo Especial (Special Group) but they are also often among the highest...
By Chesney Hearst, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Monday, February 11th, G.R.E.S. Imperatriz Leopoldinense will enter the Sambódromo as the second to last samba school from the Grupo Especial (Special Group) to parade for the 2013 Carnival...
By Chesney Hearst, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The currently number one ranked samba school, G.R.E.S. Beija-Flor de Nilópolis, will enter the Sambódromo, Monday, February 11th as the third school of the night to parade for the...
By Nicole Froio, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Zona Portuária (Port Zone) of Rio has been getting a facelift since 2009, and the changes are starting to shine through now that some old samba groups are coming...
By Chesney Hearst, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Best known as Mangueira, G.R.E.S. Estação Primeira de Mangueira, holds the distinction of the oldest samba school still in competition. They will parade eighth for the Grupo Especial (Special Group)...
By Chesney Hearst, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Although weeks remain until the official four days of Carnival begin on Saturday, February 9th, some of the famous street parties, known as blocos are already underway. Unlike the...
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