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Tag: Bloco das Carmelitas

By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio’s famous pre-Carnival blocos (street parties) erupt once again this weekend, two weeks ahead of the official beginning of the city’s Carnival celebrations. Beginning from 4PM on Friday, February 10th,...
By Chesney Hearst, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Although weeks remain until the official four days of Carnival begin on Saturday, February 9th, some of the famous street parties, known as blocos are already underway. Unlike the...
By Sibel Tinar, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A fever has been sweeping across Rio de Janeiro since early January, building as the city enters the final stretch leading up to the actual Carnival weekend. Now...
By Felicity Clarke, Senior Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - The build up rumble of drums that will culminate in Carnival is well under way, as Rio's streets become the venue for the exhilarating samba rhythms pounded out by the city's...

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