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By Fiona Hurrell, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - From the dazzling mayhem of a 2008 Rio Carnival bloco, emerged a union of instrumental musicians operating by the name of ‘Orquestra Voadora,’ meaning the Flying Orchestra. Having exploded on to the radar significantly since then, this unique brass band are now playing gigs across Rio and Brazil throughout the year, attracting an ever increasing fan base with each new performance.

Even during Rio's winter months, when the cooler weather often puts a dampener on the action, the group are preparing for a number of upcoming shows.

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