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Tag: Carnival

By Bruno De Nicola, Senior Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - Beija-Flor (which translates to "flower kisser"), the humming bird who's wings beat to the samba swing, prepares to fly high for Carnival 2010, wishing to carry home to Nilopolis another...
By Bruno De Nicola, Senior Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - February may still be three months off, but the majority of those involved with Carnival have already been hard at work, the weekly rehearsals are underway, and Portela Samba School,...
By Bruno de Nicola, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - Pink and Green are the colors that represent the Estação Primeira de Mangueira, Rio de Janeiro's most famous and infamous Samba School, home of many Brazilian music idols and TV...
By Bruno de Nicola RIO DE JANEIRO - Samba school season is officially open. As the schools start preparing for their big week in February 2010, Gringos get the chance to attend a preview of the Sambodrome Carnival nights and...
By Karen Shishiptorova, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO – Travel Weekly Magazine, issuer of the renowned World Travel Awards, has honored Rio de Janeiro with the title of the best place to visit in South America. The award ceremony is...
By Joshua Rapp Learn, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - Every Saturday, Acadêmicos do Salgueiro throws a samba party, staging a run-off as associates compete for a glorified spot in the official Carnaval parade. Obligatorily, the competition unrolls with all...
By Maíra Amorim, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - It's hard to find a Carioca who doesn't like Monobloco, the big percussion band created in 2000 by Pedro Luís with the members of his band "Pedro Luís e a Parede"...

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