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Carnaval! Posted by on Feb 12, 2010

Carnival celebrations are already in full swing and get into high gear this weekend. If like me, you can’t make it to the festivities, there’s plenty available online to experience Carnival from afar. Beija Flor’s 2010 Samba (reigning Rio champion) Bloco band in Rio Frevo classes in Recife Ivete Sangalo at Salvador’s Carnival last year

Lyrics Practice: Carlinhos Brown Posted by on Jan 18, 2010

With a song that is sure to brighten your Monday, to practice for Carnival which is rapidly approaching, and in honor of one of our Transparent colleagues currently in Bahia, here is Carlinhos Brown’s song “Maria Caipirinha.” Follow along with the lyrics, which are fairly straightforward. Lyrics Tê tê tê Tetetê tetê Tê tê tê…

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Lyrics Practice: Mangueira Posted by on Jan 11, 2010

O Carnaval está chegando, so today we’re going to do a lyrics practice with samba school Mangueira‘s song for Rio’s 2010 Carnival. This song is called their samba-enredo. Listen and follow along with the words! Lyrics Vai passar Nessa avenida mais um samba popular Mangueira até parece um céu no chão É música vestida de…

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Podcast: Using the past tense to discuss Carnival Posted by on Feb 27, 2009

Carnival Past Tense Podcast Make sure you check out the BYKI list here. Today, we’re going to look at the difference between the perfect preterite and the imperfect preterite in the past tense using ser and estar, as well as other verbs. We’ll also be talking about Carnival. Ontem eu fui assistir o desfile no…

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Carnival in Brazil: Rio de Janeiro Posted by on Feb 26, 2009

Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival is the best known worldwide. Though the most famous part is the Sambodrome parade, the blocos (street parades) are also the mainstay of Rio’s Carnival. Over two nights, twelve samba schools parade down the avenue in the Sambodrome for 82 minutes. Judges analyze a number of aspects about each school, including…

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Carnival in Brazil: Salvador Posted by on Feb 25, 2009

This week, we’re looking at the different Carnival celebrations in Brazil. Today, we’re going to look at Carnival in Salvador, in the northern state of Bahia. Salvador’s Carnival is one of the largest outdoor celebrations in the world, attracting nearly three million people every year for the six day festival. In this city, huge crowds…

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Carnival in Brazil: São Paulo Posted by on Feb 24, 2009

This week, we’re looking at different Carnival celebrations throughout Brazil. Today, we’re going to look at Carnival in São Paulo. Carnival in São Paulo is very similar to Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. Percussion bands leading parades of revelers through the streets called blocos are common, which began in the early 1900s. Samba schools first…

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