Jan 18

The famous carnival parade has been going on since the 1930s. The parade starts Sunday evening and continues into early morning Monday of the celebration. Until 1984, when it was moved to Av. Presidente Vargas, the parade took place at Praca Onze. In 1984 the parade finally found its permanent home, the Sambadrome ["sambódromo" in Portuguese]. The Sambadrome is a large structure that was built in the downtown area, which includes several buildings that make a circular open area in the middle. In the off season, the buildings of the Sambadrome are used as classrooms for the local public schools.

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The carnival parade is filled with people and floats from various samba schools. A samba school can either be an actual school or just a collaboration of local neighbors that want to attend carnival. Samba schools include: Continue reading »

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Feb 24

This is a small sample of the Carnaval samba parade in Rio de Janeiro. It covers one out of the 14 parades to happen during two days and flashes of some of the other 13 parades. Continue reading »

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Feb 23

A empolgação de um grupo de integrantes da Beija Flor se preparando pro grande desfile de carnaval no Rio de Janeiro.

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A group of participants of the Beija Flor samba school few hours before heading for the amazing huge Rio de Janeiro carnival parade in 1992. Continue reading »

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Feb 23

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Gracyanne Barbosa Cuida Do Corpo Às Vésperas Do Carnaval

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Feb 23

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Third place winner, Grande Rio, during Carnival 2008 in Rio de Janeiro, stars the “Queen of the drummers,” Grazielli Massafero, recorded with my photography camera (sorry about the quality).

Carnival 2008 -Grande Rio Samba School

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