Imperatriz Leopoldinense Samba School Ready for Rio 2018 Carnival

Celebrating the 200th anniversary of Rio's Museum of Natural History (Museu Nacional), the samba school from Zona Norte will be the fifth to star on the Sambódromo on Monday, February 12th.

By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Monday, February 12th, Imperatriz Leopoldinense will be the samba school to follow Salgueiro on the 2018 Grupo Especial's parade. Expected to enter the Avenida at 1:35 AM (on Tuesday early morning), Imperatriz will bring to the judging panel a samba enredo on the history of Rio's Museu Nacional, the former residence of Brazil's Imperial Family.

Born in 1959, in the neighborhood of Ramos, Rio's Zona Norte, Imperatriz is known for having always presented themes of great historical relevance. Thus, it was the fist samba school . . .

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