Unidos da Tijuca Samba School Ready for Rio Carnival 2017

Inspired by rhythms of 20th and 21st century music from the U.S., Unidos da Tijuca will perform their homage to U.S. musical culture on the second night of the Grupo Especial competition.

By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – One of the oldest samba schools to compete in the Grupo Especial (Special Group) parade competition, Unidos da Tijuca will perform on Monday, February 27th in the Sambódromo. The school, which formed in 1931 and competes under a yellow-and-blue flag with a peacock at its centre, will present an homage to the U.S.’s 20th century musical innovation.

Unidos da Tijuca will transport spectators . . .

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