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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After weeks of uncertainty and the possibility of the cancellation of the 2018 Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro, the city’s samba schools received good news on Tuesday, after...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This year’s Carnival in Rio might have officially ended on the last day of February, but the celebrations continued this weekend with the Champions Parade and more blocos in the...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The leading samba schools from this year’s Carnival competition will perform again this Saturday in the Sambódromo. The evening will start from 10PM, beginning with the lowest-scoring groups of the...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The final six schools took part in Rio Carnival’s samba parade competition last night, on Monday February 27th, parading down the 700m stretch of the Sambódromo until the early hours...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - To celebrate its 80th birthday, the Institute of National Historic and Artistic Heritage (IPHAN) has declared Rio’s Museum of Samba a site of cultural importance. According to the organization, the...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Following the tallying of votes on Wednesday February 10th, judges declared G.R.E.S Estação Primeira de Mangueira samba school the Champion of the 2016 Carnival competition in Rio de Janeiro....
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With themes ranging from an homage to a politician to celebrations of clowns and tricksters to tributes to national musicians, the remaining six samba schools paraded in Rio de...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Samba school Estação Primeira de Mangueira, best known simply as Mangueira, will be the last school to enter Rio's famed Sambódromo on February 8th to parade in the Grupo...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As part of a United Nations (UN) campaign, two Rio de Janeiro blocos, Carmelitas and Bloco das Mulheres Rodadas, will celebrate women's rights on Tuesday, February 17th and Wednesday,...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This year G.R.E.S. Estação Primeira de Mangueira, one of the most popular and best-supported samba schools in the city, will parade second for the Special Group on Sunday, February...
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