Vila Isabel Samba School Ready for Rio Carnival 2017

The 2013 Grupo Especial champion returns to the Sambódromo on the Sunday of this year’s Carnival for their parade competition entry.

By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Samba school Unidos de Vila Isabel will be the fourth school from the Grupo Especial to perform in Rio's 2017 Carnival parade competition at the Sambódromo. The school, which turns seventy years old this year, is based in the Vila Isabel neighborhood, and has a pale blue and white flag.

Vila Isabel’s enredo (samba plot) this year . . .

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