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By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The second night of Carnival 2017’s Grupo Especial (Special Group) competition will take place on Monday, February 27th in the Sambódromo. The evening will begin with a performance from samba...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - With Carnival approaching fast, technical rehearsals for Rio’s top samba schools will begin mid-month, with free entry for members of the public to watch. Schools from the Grupo Especial (Special Group)...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With themes ranging from São Jorge to Don Quixote to Marques de Sapucai to a celebration of the Olympic Games, six samba schools paraded in Rio de Janeiro`s Sambódromo...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Known for their playful, light, and animated themes, samba school União da Ilha do Governador will parade second for the Grupo Especial (Special Group) on Sunday, February 7th. The...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The remaining six samba schools from the Special Group paraded in Rio’s Sambódromo on Monday, February 16th, bringing the 2015 Carnival championship competition to a close. First to...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The G.R.E.S. União da Ilha samba school from Ilha do Governador (Governor’s Island) will compete for the title of this year’s Carnival championship on the second day of the Special...
By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Established in 1953, G.R.E.S. União da Ilha do Governador (known as União da Ilha) is renowned for its innovative and playful enredos (themes), and they will be the second school...
By Fiona Hurrell, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Renowned for its innovative and playful Carnival Enredos (Themes), G.R.E.S. União da Ilha do Governador (known as União da Ilha) is the fourth school to parade at the Sambódromo...
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 - Considered to be the “happiest” samba school in the special group, G.R.E.S. União da Ilha do Governador has risen to prominence since it was founded in 1953 by a group...
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