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By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The famous blocos (street parties) may seem like an enigma to travelers new to Rio's Carnival festivities, but with over 450 of these events officially licensed this year, they are...
By Sarah Brown, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This weekend Rio de Janeiro will celebrate 100 years of samba with Batuque da Boa, an event which sees ten rodas de samba (live samba bands) playing the best of...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – When Rio de Janeiro mayor Eduardo Paes handed Rei Momo (King Momo) the key to the city on Friday, February 13th, the 2015 Rio Carnival officially began. Continuing through...
By Fiona Hurrell, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The samba schools have now completed their parades at the Sambódromo and as the competition results are tallied, many in the city start to practice Lent. Yet in...
By Nathan M. Walters, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A little over a month since a groundbreaking installation at the Circo Digital Festival, Studio-X is still hard at work testing the boundaries of architecture and the urban...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Drums, pulsating hips and buckets of alegria (joy), after a month of Carnival warm-up blocos (or street parties), Rio’s party-goers are chomping at the bit for the...
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