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By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Samba school Paraíso do Tuiuti will be the first of twelve schools to perform in the Grupo Especial (Special Group) parades in this year’s Carnival competition. The school is set...
By Sarah Brown, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - While the rest of Rio de Janeiro thinks about the approaching Christmas and New Year period, the city's samba schools have Carnival in mind as Liga Independente das Escolas de...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Samba school Portela will enter the famed Sambódromo to parade fourth on February 8th during the second night of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Carnival Grupo Especial (Special...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Last year’s winner Grêmio Recreativo Escola de Samba Unidos da Tijuca are the last school to enter the Sambódromo in this year’s Carnival. Their title defending parade is expected in...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The G.R.E.S. União da Ilha samba school from Ilha do Governador (Governor’s Island) will compete for the title of this year’s Carnival championship on the second day of the Special...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On the second night of Rio’s famous Grupo Especial (Special Group) Carnival samba school parades on Monday, February 16th, the Grêmio Recreativo Escola de Samba Beija-Flor school from Nilópolis is...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On the second day of competitions, Saturday February 14th, eight samba schools of the second league, the Série A, will show off their samba songs, costumes and floats in colorful...
By Leo Byrne, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Widely considered to be the largest (and best) annual party in the world, Rio Carnival draws around a million visitors to the city in a celebration that is the bench...
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