União da Ilha Samba School is Ready for Rio 2016 Carnival

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Known for their playful, light, and animated themes, samba school União da Ilha do Governador will parade second for the Grupo Especial (Special Group) on Sunday, February 7th. The school was created in 1953 by Maurício Gazelle, Quincas and Orphylo, a group of friends in the Cacuia neighborhood of the Ilha do Governador who wanted to form a school that represented them and their area of the city.

While União da Ilha do Governador, best known as União da Ilha, has yet to win the overall . . .

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