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Tag: Sambodrome

By Vânia Maciel, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Holidays are over and for most people living in Rio, it means the party season has officially started. From now on, it is summer heat, lots of parties, and...
By Bruno De Nicola, Senior Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - The 2010 samba school technical rehearsals started at the Sambodrome, a thrilling weekend of cheerful parades lightened up the Sapocaí Avenue. Last Saturday night G.R.E.S. Unidos do Porto da Pedra, the...
By Bruno De Nicola, Senior Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - Preparation activities have come to a partial stop for season's holidays, however Carnival continues to be the center of thoughts for many Cariocas, specially those who vigorously support, often resembling...
By Bruno De Nicola, Senior Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - As Carnival bacchanal celebrations get closer, the Sambodrome weekend rehearsals heat up, bringing to Rio de Janeiro the flavor of the biggest party in the world. Many samba schools prepare...
By Bruno De Nicola, Senior Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - Great responsibility lies with União da Ilha, the Samba School from the Ilha do Governador who will open the 2010 carnival Sambodrome contest on February 14th and who have already...
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 - As temperatures rise in Rio de Janeiro, Samba School madness heats up. This week, The Rio Times brings to its readers, 2009 Carnival Champion, G.R.E.S. Academicos do Salgueiro. The red and...
By Bruno De Nicola, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - The Carnival Bloco will march, on August 16, on the streets of Centro to celebrate Songoro Cosongo's fourth anniversary, bringing summer sounds and flavors to the Brazilian winter. The street...

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