Gringo Bloco Fills Ipanema Streets

By Raul Winson, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - On Carnival Tuesday (February 16th) an incongruous sound filled the streets of Ipanema as the Banda da Ipanema bloco in General Osório died down and in its place a thumping 4/4 beat reverberated off the buildings of Rua Vinícius de Moraes.

The Blue Agave hosted its inaugural carnival ‘bloco’ – or at least a gringo version of one – with an afternoon and evening of DJs spinning a variety of tunes to . . .

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