Carnival 2011 – Mocidade

By Vânia Maciel, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Following the parade order for the 2011 Carnival at the Sambodrome, this week’s profile is of Mocidade Independente de Padre Miguel, more commonly known as “Mocidade”, which will be the third to enter the avenue on Sunday, March 6th. Founded in Padre Miguel, a neighborhood […]

Seeing Samba School Rehearsals

By Vânia Maciel, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – December marks the beginning of the summer season in Rio, with temperatures going up and the city slowing down. Anticipation has already started to build for the festivities ahead which culminate in the big Sambódromo parade at the end of Carnival. For those not able […]

Samba Schools Line up for Carnival

By Vânia Maciel, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – For many, Carnival 2011 remains in the distant horizon, anticipated with longing and excitement. For the event’s organizers though, it is already time to turn up the pressure and jump into high gear with preparations for the March celebration. By now the line up and […]

Mocidade Independente de Padre Miguel

By Bruno De Nicola, Senior Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO – Samba madness salutes the New Year and the Sambodrome nights heat up again this weekend pumping energy. Mocidade Independente de Padre Miguel, the white and green samba school from the western suburbs of Rio de Janeiro is getting ready for the catwalk and the 2010 […]