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By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Portela, one of Rio de Janeiro’s best-known samba schools, has been crowned the champion of this year’s Carnival parades. This is the school’s first winning title in 33 years, earning...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Shortly after 7PM last night, the city of São Paulo announced the results from its samba parade competition. Samba school Acadêmicos do Tatuapé was crowned the city’s Carnival winner this year,...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Six samba schools from Rio’s Grupo Especial (Special Group) performed last night, Sunday, February 26th, in the Sambódromo. Paraíso do Tuiuti, Grande Rio, Imperatriz, Vila Isabel, Salgueiro and Beija-Flor all...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With 90,000 visitors pouring into the Sambódromo every night during Rio de Janeiro's 2017 Carnival, the parade competitions are one of the city’s most celebrated tourist attractions. This year’s competition starts on...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Occupying a spot in the Grupo Especial (Special Group) for decades, the league’s current champion school G.R.E.S Estação Primeira de Mangueira will be the last school to perform in this...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Portela samba school will be the penultimate performance in the Grupo Especial (Special Group) parade competition this year at the Sambódromo. The school is scheduled to perform at 2:20 AM...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – One of the oldest samba schools to compete in the Grupo Especial (Special Group) parade competition, Unidos da Tijuca will perform on Monday, February 27th in the Sambódromo. The school,...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Formed in Rio’s Zona Oeste (West Zone) in 1955, samba school Mocidade Independente do Padre Miguel this year takes its inspiration from the area’s notorious heat, as if competes in...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Botafogo-born samba school São Clemente will perform in the Sambódromo on Monday, February 27th, which is the second and final night of the Grupo Especial (Special Group) competition. The samba...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The second night of Carnival 2017’s Grupo Especial (Special Group) competition will take place on Monday, February 27th in the Sambódromo. The evening will begin with a performance from samba...
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