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By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Anyone who is familiar with Carnival in Rio, or is planning to experience it, should know that the large roving street parties called 'blocos' create most of the electric energy...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Official Carnival dates this year are Friday, February 13th through Tuesday, February 17th, but in Rio the famous bloco street party-parades are already in full form. Of the 456...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After the famous parades of Rio’s best samba schools, the Carnival in the streets with several hundred different parties known as blocos is the next big attraction of the crazy...
By George Utley, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Free entry, no closing time, and impromptu live music make Rio's street parties, or baixos, a definitive aspect of the city's nightlife. Another feature is taking advantage of the lack...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Approximately 74 official street parties known as blocos filled the streets of Rio de Janeiro on Saturday, March 1st and one famous bloco, Cordão da Bola Preta, drew...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Traveling in Rio is often thought of as sitting on the beaches of Zona Sul (South Zone), but locals know that the center of Rio's culture and music scene is...
By Nicole Froio, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Nearly five hundred blocos, the open parading-street-parties, have become the core of Carnival for locals in the last decade - much more accessible than the parades at the Sambódromo. Perhaps even...
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