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By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Friday, February 13th, seven of the fifteen Série A samba schools will parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambódromo, officially starting the 2015 edition of the internationally famous Carnvial...
By Fiona Hurrell, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With the official dates of Carnival 2012 almost upon us, all eyes turn to the Grupo Especial (Special Group), the largest and most accomplished samba schools in the world. The...
By Fiona Hurrell, Contributing reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Born out of the suburbs of Niterói, across the bay from Rio, G.R.E.S Porto da Pedra was created as a by-product of a modest football club and formed by the...
By Vânia Maciel, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Last Saturday the Sambódromo saw the last of Samba school parades for this year with the six top schools of the year parading down the Sapucaí once more. The...
By Vânia Maciel, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After much anxiety the winner of the contest between the top twelve Samba schools of Rio de Janeiro, was announced early evening this Ash Wednesday. The competition is much...
By Vânia Maciel, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This past Sunday and Monday evenings the contest for Rio's best Samba school was held in the Sambódromo. The twelve top schools of the Grupo Especial paraded filling the Sapucaí...
By Vânia Maciel, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Carnival is coming and technical rehearsals at the Sambódromo are attracting more and more crowds. Last Saturday Porto da Pedra took over the Sapucaí with enthusiasm putting on a great...
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...
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...
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