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By Anna Fitzpatrick, Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - With the official start of Carnival only a few days away, São Paulo is fighting hard against its image as a city of all work and no play. Though not world renowned for its Carnival celebrations, there is still plenty of revelry to be found, from the São Paulo Sambódromo to the cordões and street blocos.

Like its wealth, the Samba of the city was built on immigration, especially from the farm workers who came into the city during the harvest. Musically, the . . .

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