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We have the top three picks for this Sunday, and below is a list of bars and pubs that are always a good option. CARNIVAL: Encontro dos Bailes (Lapa) – Encontro dos Bailes brings the best of funk carioca to Lapa...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Carnival is such a huge event in the calendar of Rio de Janeiro that it takes a long time to say goodbye. This weekend, there are still plenty of Carnival...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Some say Carnival is officially over, but the ‘blocos’ (Carnival street parties) don’t seem to have received the message. Though traditionally the festivities end on Ash Wednesday, there are many...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This Carnival has been a very special one for Yorkshire-based jazz group ‘New York Brass Band.’ For the first time in the band’s history they have flown over at the...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Carnival 2019 is very much in full-swing. With tons of blocos happening over the weekend and spilling out into next week and beyond. Here are the best of the rest...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Canadian musician and assistant director to the ‘Escola de Música da Rocinha’ (Rocinha Music School) chamber orchestra, Vanessa Rodrigues, will be joining the ‘bateria’ (drum section) of samba school Feitiço...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Cidade Maravilhosa is gearing up for the most important date in its calendar, its world-famous Carnival. With expected revenues of R$6 billion and over 1 million tourists arriving from...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – It may still be two weeks until the biggest party on the planet, but cariocas and gringos alike are already getting well into the Carnival spirit, with tons of pre-Carnival...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In 2019, Carnival megablocos that gather over 200,000 people will not be permitted to parade in Rio's Zona Sul (South Zone). The decision was made yesterday, Monday, May 7th, in...

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