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Tag: Carnival 2016

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Anyone who is familiar with Carnival in Rio, or is planning to experience it, should know that the large roving street parties called 'blocos' create most of the electric energy...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Known for their playful, light, and animated themes, samba school União da Ilha do Governador will parade second for the Grupo Especial (Special Group) on Sunday, February 7th. The...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Winning the 2015 Série A competition, the samba school Estácio de Sá returns to the Grupo Especial (Special Group) this year after an eight-year absence and will be the...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With Carnival a little over a month away, more and more blocos (street party groups) in Rio de Janeiro are performing live in preparation for the holiday. On Saturday,...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Well known for mixing the best of The Beatles with Brazilian rhythms, the bloco Sargento Pimenta will hold their first public rehearsal for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Carnival...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – During a live ceremony held on Friday, November 15th at the Cidade do Samba in Gamboa, a jury selected Wilson Dias da Costa Neto as the Rei Momo...

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