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Rio Carnival Documentaries Posted by on Feb 24, 2012

Rio de Janeiro’s famous Carnival parade took place on Sunday and Monday, and the champion’s parade will take place this weekend. So let’s learn about the history of samba and Carnival in Rio! I found a bunch of short documentaries that are really interesting and include both history and great music! Matrizes do Samba do…

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São Paulo Carnival 2012 Posted by on Feb 22, 2012

Carnival in Brazil officially kicked off last week, and was in full swing over the weekend. On Friday and Saturday, São Paulo held its annual Carnival parade at the city’s own Sambadrome. Fourteen samba schools squared off to compete for the title of the city’s best school. After an unusual outbreak of violence during the…

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Recife’s Embassy of Giant Dolls Posted by on Feb 16, 2012

It’s Carnival in Brazil! But year-round, you can see one of Recife and Olinda’s Carnival traditions on display at the Embaixada dos Bonecos Gigantes, or Embassy of Giant Dolls. Located in old Recife, you can see the amazing craftmanship of the massive dolls that are a part of Recife’s Carnival festivities for the year, and…

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Rio De Janeiro Samba Schools Posted by on Mar 6, 2011

Já é Carnaval! Recently, we learned about Carnival in São Paulo and Minas Gerais, and we’ve learned about Carnival in Rio and Recife before. Today begins Rio de Janeiro’s samba school competition, when the city’s top twelve schools compete against each other at the Sambodrome. A samba school is a group that develops original songs…

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Watch Carnival Online Posted by on Jan 26, 2011

Exciting news! This year, you’ll be able to watch Carnival live on YouTube for free, directly from Salvador, Bahia. The channel is already available here. Here are two of the videos they have up as a little preview for the festivities: From Jornal do Brasil: “Levar a cultura brasileira para diversos países em tempo real…

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Traffic in Brazil Posted by on Feb 19, 2010

If you have traveled around Brazil and spent some time in traffic you must know that driving here might not be a good experience, depending where and when. In times such as the carnival traffic jams are much worse and with many people drinking and driving accidents increase significantly. Looking on the bright side of…

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Carnival in Recife Posted by on Feb 16, 2010

While the international media tends to focus on Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival, there are actually many more Carnival celebrations in Brazil worth seeing. Photo: Recife Guide One of those is Recife’s Carnival, one of the largest traditional celebrations that attracts partygoers not only for the music and dancing, but also for its historic roots. It…

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