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Tag: Unidos da Tijuca

By Fiona Hurrell, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – G.R.E.S. Unidos da Tijuca, Rio’s third oldest Samba school, were crowned champions in 2010 and runners up in Carnival 2011. This year they are looking for victory when they...
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 Vânia Maciel, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - December marks the beginning of the summer season in Rio, with temperatures going up and the city slowing down. Anticipation has already started to build for the festivities ahead...
By Vânia Maciel, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - For many, Carnival 2011 remains in the distant horizon, anticipated with longing and excitement. For the event's organizers though, it is already time to turn up the pressure...
By Mira Olson, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - The Parade of Champions on Saturday evening marked the official end of Rio Carnival 2010. The energy in and around the Sambódromo on Saturday night during the final parade of...
By Doug Gray, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO – For the first time in over seventy years Unidos da Tijuca took the title of Carnival Champions narrowly beating Grande Rio in the judge’s verdict on Wednesday afternoon. The school captured...
By Bruno De Nicola, Senior Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - “It's a secret”, and if you want to learn what the secret it, go to Santo Cristo neighborhood to shake with samba school Unidos da Tijuca, the blue and yellow...

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