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By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This weekend Cariocas and other locals will gather on Rio's streets to pay tribute to Saint George (São Jorge, in Portuguese), one of the city's favorite saints in the lead-up...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Since releasing her first album five years ago, at the age of 73, Dona Onete has been busy touring the world, cementing her title as ‘Queen of Carimbó,’ and this...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Friday the 13th may be unlucky for some, but not for fans of samba, who will be treated to two live performances at Rio’s MAR, or Museu de Arte (Museum...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This Saturday, April 7th, the Feira Rio Antigo street market returns to Rua do Lavradio, in Lapa, from 10AM to 7PM. This month's edition will be honoring the Carioca music...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Starting from this Thursday, March 8th, Rio will promote an eventful cultural agenda to celebrate the International Women's Day. Until the end of this month, museums, bars, food markets and...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This Saturday, March 3rd, Rua do Lavradio, in Centro, hosts its traditional "Feira do Rio Antigo" market. Gathering food, art and music, this month's edition pays tribute to International Women's...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Ash Wednesday, February 14th, Beija-Flor samba school was announced the winners of Rio's Carnival 2018 parades, beating out twelve other schools. Earning their fourteenth title, Beija-Flor stood out on...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Last Sunday, February 11th, Mangueira samba school stood out for its impeccable performance on the first night of Grupo Especial's championship. Considered the most likely school to be first placed...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Monday, February 12th, Imperatriz Leopoldinense will be the samba school to follow Salgueiro on the 2018 Grupo Especial's parade. Expected to enter the Avenida at 1:35 AM (on Tuesday...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Monday, February 12th, Salgueiro samba school will enter the Sambódromo to participate in the 2018 Grupo Especial championship. Originally from Andaraí, in Rio's Zona Norte, Salgueiro is expected to...
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