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Tag: Carnival 2011

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 Vânia Maciel, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The biggest party on Earth may have its roots in humble religious context, but it has developed into a fantastically elaborate competition of Samba schools. The Rio Carnival may...
By Vânia Maciel, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - G.R.E.S. Academicos do Salgueiro will be the second school parading on Monday, March 7th, the second day of the Sambódromo 2011 Carnival competition. They have always been characterized by their...
By Vânia Maciel, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The first school to parade on Monday, March 7th, the second day of the Sambódromo 2011 Carnival competition, is União da Ilha. A Ilha do Governador neighborhood samba school was...
By Vânia Maciel, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Officially known as Estação Primeira de Mangueira (First Station of Mangueira), it is one the most loved samba schools in Brazil, and while thinking of of it, poetry comes to...
By Sibel Tinar, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Carnival in Rio is one of the biggest and the best celebrations on Earth. While the samba schools and their glamorous parade at Sambódromo may be what initially...
By Vânia Maciel, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The city is starting to rumble as drummers are getting on beat and Carnival energy spreads through the air. Technical rehearsals at the Sambodrome have started this past Sunday,...
By Vânia Maciel, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Holidays are over and for most people living in Rio, it means the party season has officially started. From now on, it is summer heat, lots of parties, and...
By Vânia Maciel, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - As Carnival season approaches, it is time again to profile each the twelve samba schools from the Grupo Especial, or main group, in the order they will appear in the...

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