By Chesney Hearst, Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The famous Ipanema bloco, Banda de Ipanema held its first rehearsal at Praça General Osório on Saturday, January 19th, drawing hundreds of attendees eager to preview the bloco’s parade. Every year the bloco attracts tens of thousands of party-goers to its official marches held before and during Carnival.
Banda de Ipanema's rehearsal on Saturday saw around six hundred people gathered to hear the music and . . .