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By Bruno De Nicola, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - The Carnival Bloco will march, on August 16, on the streets of Centro to celebrate Songoro Cosongo's fourth anniversary, bringing summer sounds and flavors to the Brazilian winter. The street party will be a great chance for newly arrived Gringo residents and travelers to experience a little of what goes on during Carnival in Rio.

Songoro Cosongo – the name inspired by a Cuban poem written by Nicolás Guillén in 1931 – is a band born in Santa Teresa and composed mainly of foreigners who met in 2005. They put . . .

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