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Sorry, Brazil’s Carnaval Is Not a Free for All, All Out Orgy

It’s Carnaval in Rio and I am honestly not that excited about it. I ...

Carnaval in the streets of Brazil

The Dance of the Despaired Ones Dreaming of Brazil’s South

The first day of carnival began at an earlier hour each year. The street-children ...

Opposition Candidate Blasts Venezuela’s Chavez for Sponsoring Brazilian Carnaval

Rio’s samba parade, the highlight of the pre-Lenten Carnaval, is a hard-fought competition among ...

Carnaval Biz: It Brings Close to US$ 500,000 to Rio, Brazil

The Rio de Janeiro Carnaval celebration, in Brazil, is certainly spectacular. It is also ...

Brazil: Rio’s Sambadrome Is Already Alive with the Carnaval Sounds

Fireworks explode over the packed parade stadium, samba drums erupt and thousands of dancers ...

Carnaval Brasileiro in Boston

Carnaval in Boston Is Not Only for Homesick Brazilians Anymore

Brazil’s Carnaval drums are about to conquer Boston! Samba, frevo, marchinha, batucada, bloco-afro and ...

Progress Killed Carnaval in Brazil

The “Tríduo momesco” (King Momo’s Triduum) was the dressed-up name, pretentious.  It became inappropriate ...

Brazil’s Carnaval: a Primer

Carnival is Rio’s main event. It happens at the peak of summer, when Cariocas ...