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By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - As the revelry and excitement of Carnival 2019 comes to a close, a new sobering report from the online digital platform, Fogo Cruzado, was released on Wednesday (March 6th) showing...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This Ash Wednesday, March 6th, Estácio de Sá samba school was announced the winners of Rio’s Série A (Access Group) Carnival 2019 parades, beating twelve other contenders, including strong...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The calendar says the 2019 carnival is officially over, but in Rio de Janeiro, and throughout Brazil, that does not mean that the party is over. According to Rio...
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 – Over the evenings of Sunday, March 3rd, and Monday, March 4th, the fourteen samba schools in Rio’s Grupo Especial presented their ‘samba enredos’ (thematic samba compositions) to tens of thousands...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio de Janeiro state officials expect over R$3.5 billion to circulate during the five-day Carnival festivities, according to the Federation of Commerce of Goods, Services and Tourism of the...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This past Friday, March 1st, and Saturday, March 2nd, a total of thirteen samba schools from Rio’s ‘Grupo de Acesso’ or ‘Série A’ (Access Group) tried their best to compete...
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...

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