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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...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The city of Rio de Janeiro announced on Wednesday its Carnival operation schedule for the five-day Carnival holiday. In addition to extra security patrolling the streets, officials say that...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On the evening of Monday, March 4th, samba school G.R.E.S. Paraíso do Tuiuti will compete in the Grupo Especial with their parade scheduled to begin at 1:35 AM. The group...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On the evening of Monday, March 4th, samba school G.R.E.S. União da Ilha do Governador will compete in the Grupo Especial with their parade scheduled to begin at 12:30...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – More than five hundred thousand passengers are expected to pass through Rio de Janeiro’s main bus terminal, Novo Rio, during the carnival, which begins on Saturday, March 2nd. Almost nine...

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