Portela Samba School to Lead Rio’s 2017 Carnival Champions Parade

The six highest-scoring samba schools from Rio’s samba parade competition will perform again this Saturday evening in the Sambódromo, including this year’s winner Portela.

By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The leading samba schools from this year’s Carnival competition will perform again this Saturday in the Sambódromo. The evening will start from 10PM, beginning with the lowest-scoring groups of the six Grupo Especial (Special Group) schools and ending with this year’s champion, Portela.

The samba schools will repeat their performances from this year’s Carnival, parading once more along the 700m Sambódromo avenue. Beija-Flor . . .

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