Salgueiro Samba School is Ready for Rio’s 2017 Carnival

Acadêmicos de Salgueiro, crowned vice-champions of the Grupo Especial league three times in the last five years, will perform in the Sambódromo on Sunday, February 26th.

By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Samba school Acadêmicos do Salgueiro will be the fifth school to perform in this year’s Grupo Especial (Special Group) Carnival parade competition. The school, which has remained steadily in the group for more than two decades, were last crowned champion of the league in 2009.

For their 2017 parade competition entry, Salgueiro samba school take their inspiration from Italian literary classic ‘The Divine Comedy’, in which poet Dante Alighieri . . .

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