Vila Isabel Samba School Opens Feb 8th in Rio 2016 Carnival

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Unidos de Vila Isabel will be the opening samba school to enter the Sambódromo on the second night of the Grupo Especial (Special Group) competition for the 2016 Carnival championship. On Monday, February 8th, the school will parade down the Marquês de Sapucaí in Centro Rio, the first of six spectacular performances.

A three-time Carnival champion, last taking home the victory in 2013, the school is . . .

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