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By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In the early hours of Monday, March 4th, samba school G.R.E.S. Acadêmicos do Salgueiro will compete in the Grupo Especial with their parade scheduled to begin at 12:30 AM. The group will present their ‘samba enredo’ (thematic samba composition) entitled, ‘Xangô,’ which will be a tribute to the deity of the same name, who is revered in the Afro-Brazilian religion of Candomblé.

This year,

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