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By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On February 7th during the first night of Grupo Especial (Special Group) competition, samba school Acadêmicos do Grande Rio will celebrate the city of Santos, São Paulo as it parades fourth in the famed Sambódromo during the 2016 Carnival Championship.

Acadêmicos do Grande Rio, often referred to simply as Grande Rio, is well known for enredos (themes) that celebrate locations and places. In Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?