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Rio's samba school Porto da Pedra

Brazil: Rio’s Carnaval Puts the Biz in Showbiz

"My blessed women, my blessed women," run the lyrics of a samba-enredo (samba anthem ...

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 ...

What Brazil’s Sambadrome Bleacher Taught Me

To savor Rio de Janeiro’s samba schools from a Sambódromo bleacher (arquibancada in Portuguese) ...

Progress Killed Carnaval in Brazil

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