By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On the evening of Monday, March 4th, samba school G.R.E.S. Portela will compete in the Grupo Especial with their parade scheduled to begin at 11:25 PM. The group will present their ‘samba enredo’ (thematic samba composition) entitled, ‘Na Madureira moderníssima, hei sempre de ouvir cantar uma sabiá’ (In the most modern Madureira, I will always hear a sage singing) a tribute to Brazilian singer and Portela icon Clara Nunes.

The school from Madureira, a neighborhood in Rio’s Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed? Login Here