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By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Sunday, February 11th, Mangueira samba school will be starring at Carnival 2018. The sixth Grupo Especial (Special Group) school to parade at this year's championship is expected to enter...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Sunday, February 11th, the Paraíso do Tuiuti samba school will be the fourth to parade with the Grupo Especial (Special Group) championship during the 2018 Carnival. Expected to enter...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This Saturday, January 6th, Copacabana Beach will host the "Encontro do Samba", event that aims to celebrate Rio's samba culture with eighteen musical attractions. The free show will start at...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Portela, one of Rio de Janeiro’s best-known samba schools, has been crowned the champion of this year’s Carnival parades. This is the school’s first winning title in 33 years, earning...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Shortly after 7PM last night, the city of São Paulo announced the results from its samba parade competition. Samba school Acadêmicos do Tatuapé was crowned the city’s Carnival winner this year,...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Six samba schools from Rio’s Grupo Especial (Special Group) performed last night, Sunday, February 26th, in the Sambódromo. Paraíso do Tuiuti, Grande Rio, Imperatriz, Vila Isabel, Salgueiro and Beija-Flor all...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With 90,000 visitors pouring into the Sambódromo every night during Rio de Janeiro's 2017 Carnival, the parade competitions are one of the city’s most celebrated tourist attractions. This year’s competition starts on...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Occupying a spot in the Grupo Especial (Special Group) for decades, the league’s current champion school G.R.E.S Estação Primeira de Mangueira will be the last school to perform in this...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Portela samba school will be the penultimate performance in the Grupo Especial (Special Group) parade competition this year at the Sambódromo. The school is scheduled to perform at 2:20 AM...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – One of the oldest samba schools to compete in the Grupo Especial (Special Group) parade competition, Unidos da Tijuca will perform on Monday, February 27th in the Sambódromo. The school,...
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