Salgueiro Samba School Set for Carnival 2015

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Sunday, February 15th, G.R.E.S. Acadêmicos do Salgueiro will be the fifth samba school of the Grupo Especial (Special Group) to parade down Rio de Janeiro's Sambódromo during the 2015 Carnival competition.

Also known simply as Salgueiro, the popular school is a nine-time Carnival champion. They saw their first victory in 1960, and won again in 1963, 1965, 1969, 1971, 1974, 1975, 1993, and most recently in 2009.

This year the school will present the enredo (theme), "Do fundo do quintal, saberes e . . .

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