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By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Botafogo-born samba school São Clemente will perform in the Sambódromo on Monday, February 27th, which is the second and final night of the Grupo Especial (Special Group) competition. The samba school, well-known for use of humour and irony, will present a tale of France’s King Louis XIV and embezzled public funds.

This is the school’s seventh consecutive year competing in the Grupo Especial competition, after placing ninth last year.Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?