Portela Samba School Ready for Rio 2018 Carnival

The big winner of Carnival 2017 is ready to shine at the Sambódromo, bringing an unusual samba enredo on the Jewish immigration to New York City.

By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Monday, February 12th, Portela samba school will be the second to enter the Sapucaí, at 10:20 PM. This year, the Oswaldo Cruz-born school promises to thrill the spectators once again with a samba enredo dedicated to the Jewish immigrants who founded New York City.

In Carnival 2017, Portela won the Grupo Especial championship after 33 years away from the podium. Presenting a beautiful . . .

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