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The Carnaval parade season spans 4 weekends in Rio, with bloco parades always starting 2 weekends before Carnaval weekend and ending the weekend after Carnaval
You will find plentiful cheap drinks on sale by street vendors. Buy a T-shirt to show your support.
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Technical Rehearsals in The Sambodrome

Beginning in December and extending through the Carnaval season. There's one and sometimes two most  weekend nights.

The rehearsals are usually without costumes and spectacular  floats but do let  the whole samba school parade down the Avenida performing their song, with the alas of dancers drum bateria and sound truck.


After the rehearsal, there will be a big free street party with very good live samba music and people dancing on the samba run-way.
There is always a large selection of street food vendors around the sambadromo.
admission fee Cost for admission increases towards Carnival time and is around R$10-30. Tickets are sold there at the box office.

 

 

 
February 2007 Rio de Janeiro

CARNAVAL EVENT CALENDAR

The world's greatest spectacle peaks beginning on Friday February 16th when the Mayor turns over the King of Carnaval, Rei Momo for five days of making merry and misrule.
W
ith the help of this guide and its links you can discover the Rio Carnaval of the Streets. There's some other great banda parades which do not get the attention and audience they deserve. Buy a Banda's T-shirt and get an impromptu samba lesson. But don't forget to have your foto taken with a statuesque beauty in Banda Ipanema
During the 5 days of Carnaval there are many events which would be considered spectacular in any other City than Rio de Janeiro but which fall below the media  focused on the zenith represented by the Special Parade on sunday and monday; yet there are parades all five nights in the Sambodromo as well as Av. Intendente Magalhães - Campinho and downtown's Av. Rio Branco   Samba School rehearsals should not be attempted without experienced help but they are increasingly  easier to access as part of the commerce of costume sales. There are just a few well-known fantastic Balls and many others who aspire to that level but can disappoint if your expecting too much.
W
hen in doubt head for Rio Branco Avenue and Cinelandia during the 5 Carnaval days or the Sambódromo and
Terreirão do Samba (Samba Land)starting the 2 or 3 weekends before the Carnaval and the weekend after. Then don't care if you never make it as you keep your antennae up for the rhythm of joy.
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Many of the school rehearsal halls are located in neighborhoods that require a guide or local help to keep you safe.

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Acadêmicos do Grande Rio
Founded in the City of Duque de Caxias in 1988, the school made the Special group the following year.
Colors: Red, green and white
REHEARSALS:Tuesdays (from 3rd Jan), from 20h - Quadra da Escola, Rua Almirante Barroso 05 e 06 , Duque de Caxias - RJ
Fridays (from 6th Jan), from 23h - Quadra da Escola,
www.granderio.org.br
 

Acadêmicos da Rocinha  Champion of the Access Group in 2005, with the plot "a world without borders",   Adriane Galisteu will be batteria godmother. Established 30 of March  1988, the Acadêmicos da Rocinha  by fusing  three blocos of the community of São Conrado  together, it takes  a butterfly as symbol. Its three first carnivals had been developed by Joãosinho Thintay. However, the school oscillated between the special parade and the Access Group regularly constantly: it went up in 1996, it fell in 1997, it went up in 1998, it fell in 1999, it went up in 2000, fell in 2001, until it returns in 2006 for the hands of the carnavalesco Alex de Souza. The 2006 plot  is "Happiness Does not have Price". Colors: Blue, green and white


Beija-Flor
Pracinha Wallace Paes Leme, 1.025 - Nilópolis - Tel.: 2791-2866 
Three-peat champion 2003, 2004 & 2005!
REHEARSALS:Thursdays, from 21h -Quadra da Escola, Rua Pracinha Wallace Paes Leme, 1025 Nilópolis - RJ (this is outside Rio, about an hour and a half's drive from central Rio)
www.beija-flor.com.br  Colors: Blue and white
Rehearsals: Thurs at 8 pm




Caprichosos de Pilares
Rua Faleiros, 1 - Pilares - Tel.: 2592-5620 Established in 1949, the Capricious ones its conquered all three lower leagues before the special with intervals of 11 years (1960, 1971 and 1982). In 2005 it was in 11ª rank, after one 14º place in 2004 and one 10º in 2003.
Colors: Blue and white
REHEARSALS:Saturdays (from 7th Jan), from 23h - Quadra da Escola, Rua Faleiros, 1
Pilares - Rio de Janeiro (Zona Nord) Caprichosos is parading in the A league for 2007
caprichososdepilares.com.br



Estação Primeira de Mangueira
Rua Visconde de Niterói, 1.072 - Mangueira
Tel.: 2567-4637
www.mangueira.com.br
Since its founding in 1932 Mangueria has won 18 championships, the last one being 2002. Together with Portela, it claims the invention of the enredo or story-telling component of the parade.
Colors: Green and rose
Rehearsals: Sat at 11pm

ESTACIO DE SA

REHEARSALS: Saturdays from 22h - Quadra da Escola, Av. Salvador de Sá, 206/208 - Estácio - RJ

Sundays and Thursdays from 20h - street rehearsal, in front of metro station praca Onze
www.gresestaciodesa.com.br


Império Serrano
Av. Ministro Edgard Romero, 114 - Madureira
Tel.: (21) 2489-8722
REHEARSALS: Saturdays (from 7th Jan), from 23h - Quadra da Escola, Av. Ministro Edgard Romero 114, Madureira - RJ (Zona Nord). 21st Jan and 28th Jan, Street rehearsals starting in front of the quadra heading towards Estrada da Portela www.imperioserrano.com/


Imperatriz Leopoldinense
Rua Professor Lacê, 235 - Ramos - Tel.: 2560-8067
Founded in 1959, north of Rio in bairro de Ramos. One of the most successful schools in recent years having achieved a threepeat championship in 1999, 2000 and 2001 established in 1959. carnavalesca Magalhães 
Colors: Green and white
REHEARSALS:Sundays, from 19h - Quadra da Escola, Rua Professor Lacê 35, Ramos - RJ (Zona Nord) imperatriz
leopoldinense.com.br  (unofficial site]

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Saturdays , from 22h - Quadra da Escola, Rua Visconde de Niterói 1072, Mangueira - Rio de Janeiro (North Central) REHEARSALS:Fridays from 8th Dec 2006 at the Scala theatre, Rua Afrânio de Melo Franco, 296-Leblon. 21st Jan and 4th Feb Street rehearsals on the Rua Visconde de Niteroi in front of the batalhao da Mangueira
Tel. 2239-4448. entrance R$ 20,00 (women enter for free until midnight)
 www.mangueira.com.br


 


Mocidade Independente de Padre Miguel
Tamarindo, 38 - Padre Miguel
Tel.: 3332-5823 
 The school is famous for its batteria, considered "10 note" and inventor of "paradinha". It was the Youth that also invented the figure of the Godmother of the Batteria, in 1985, with Monique Evans. The school already conquered five championships, the last one in 1996, but needs to finish in the top 5 soon to keep its status as an elite school.
REHEARSALS:Saturdays (from 7th Jan), from 22h - Quadra da Escola, Rua Coronel Tamarindo 38, Padre Miguel - Rio de Janeiro (this is outside Rio, about an hour and a half's drive from central Rio. Sundays - rehearsal in the quadra of the Bangu Atletico Clube from 17h, Rua Sul Americ 950, Bangu.
www.mocidade
independente.com.br

Porto da Pedra
Rua João Silva, 84 - Porto da Pedra - São Gonçalo - Tel.: 2605-2984
 Shares its name with an affiliated soccer club.
Colors: Red and white
REHEARSALS:Fridays, from 22h - Quadra da Escola, Av. Lúcio Tomé Seteira 290, São Gonçalo - RJ (Outside of Rio de Janeiro - about an hour and a half's drive)
gresuportodapedra.com.br




Portela
Rua Clara Nunes, 81 – Madureira - Tel.: 2489-6440
www.gresportela.com.br
One of the oldest schools of Rio De Janeiro, the Portela was born in the Madureira neighborhood. The school is the only one who has participated in all the parades and has won 21 championships.
 Colors: Blue and white
REHEARSALS:Wednesdays, from 20h - Quadra da Escola, Rua Clara Nunes 81, Madureira - Rio de Janeiro (Zona Nord)
Fridays, from 22h - Quadra da Escola
1st Saturdays of every month - Feijoada da Família Portelense –with a show from the Velha Guarda - Quadra da Escola www.gresportela.com.br 



Salgueiro
Rua Silva Teles, 104 - Tijuca - Tels.: 2288-3065 / 2281-3134
This school from a zone north of Rio, was established in 1953 and made its first parade in 1954 capturing the championship eight times, the last one of them in 1993. Always a strong contender
Colors: Red and white
REHEARSALS:Tuesdays, às 22h - Pagode da Alegria - Quadra da Escola - Rua Silva Teles, 104, Andaraí - Rio de Janeiro (central)
Wednesdays, from 20h - Quadra da Escola , - Tel: (21) 2493-0005
www.salgueiro.com.br 



Unidos da Tijuca
Av. Francisco Bicalho, 47 – Clube dos Portuários - São Cristóvão
Tels.: 2516-4053, 2233-8976 
Tijuca has strong ties to Portuguese traditions. The school was born December 31, 1931, in the Carioca quarter of the Tijuca, formed by fabric and cigarette factory workers. Over 60% still belong to this community. Tijuca, was runner-up in 2004 and also in 2005,
Colors: Blue pavão and yellow gold
REHEARSALS:Saturdays (from 7th Jan), from 22h, - Quadra da Escola, no Clube dos Portuários, Av. Francisco Bicalho, 47, Tijuca - Rio de Janeiro (Central)

unidosdatijuca.com.br

Vila Isabel
The School paraded for the first time in 1947 e, since 1966, it is famous for its main composer the celebrated sambista Martinho da Vila. In 1988  the School won it only champtionship till it surprised everyone by winning in 2006 and being sponsored by Venezuela and Hugo Chavez. In 2004 as champion of the 2003 Access Group parade it in returned and took 10th.  Colors: Blue and white
REHEARSALS: Thursdays, from 20h30, - Quadra da Escola, Boulevard 28 de Setembro 382, Vila Isabel - Rio de Janeiro (Central)
Saturdays (from 7th Jan), from 22h - Quadra da Escola, Boulevard 28 de Setembro 382, Vila Isabel - Rio de Janeiro (Central) gresunidos
devilaisabel.com.br/


Viradouro
Av. do Contorno, 16 – Barreto - Niterói -Tel.: 2628-7840
www.viradouro.com.br
Established in 1946, the school from across the bay in Niterói joined the Rio special parade in 1991. In 1997, the Viradouro conquered the first place in the Carioca Carnival, with the carnavalesco Joãosinho Trinta. Juliana Paes is batteria queen .
Colors: Red and white
REHEARSALS:Saturdays ( from 22h) and Tuesdays from 21h, - Quadra da Escola, Avenida do Contorno, l6 - Barreto - Niterói
unidosdoviradouro.com.br
 

Terreirão do Samba SAMBA LAND ||top ||
 Sambódromo
 An open air courtyard is Samba Land where performances ared  presented during the weekend before Carnaval, and continues at full steam ahead on Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon and Tues and on the Champion‘s Saturday. Stalls offer typical food and drink, while a huge stage draws all attention, with Brazilian top music shows.

BALLS near the Sambodrome

"There are plenty of other gay and mixed balls downtown and around the Sambodrome on the Avenida Marquês de Sapucaí. Ask around about which ones are safe though, as some of them attract a rougher crowd where it would probably be wiser to go with a local. "
RIO's Carnival Balls by whatonwhen.com


Where:
between Sambódromo and subway station Av. Presidente Vargas
Organized by: Riotur - Tel.: 2217-7575
Admission: ($5)

 

DownloadMETRO:
You can get to the Sambódromo by metrô but be prepared to take a taxi  as Rio’s metrô doesn’t run through the night although it has made special exceptions in recent years for Carnaval Sunday & Monday.

CARNAVAL WEDNESDAY
* ‘Discípulos de Oswaldo’ – 6pm Bar do Chico (Rua Castro Tavares, 185 SAUDE Manguinhos) – bloco formed by functionaries of FIOCRUZ

* ‘Esse e o Bom, Mas ninguem Sabe’ (This is the good stuff, but nobody knows’) (Cosmo Velho) Meets at 6.30 in the quadra dos Guararapes in Cosme Velho, colours blue and yellow.
CARNAVAL THURSDAY

* ‘Bloco Galo da Meia Noite’, parade of a traditional bloco parading in old style carnaval to the music of Marchinas , at Rua Rogério Weber between Avenida Pinheiro Machado and Rua Duque de Caxias, from 5pm

* ‘Escravos da Mauá’ (CENTRAL Praça Mauá) – “Slaves of Maua” Meets from 7pm at Largo de S. Francisco da Prainha, next to Rua Sacadura Cabral. Meets from 6pm, following a circular route returning to Praça Mauá. Originally formed by civil servants from the National Institue of Technology which is located in Praça Mauá, the location of the old slave market

* ‘Banda do Metro da Cruz Vermelha’ (CENTRAL) Meet at Rua do Lavradio

* 15.2.06'Banda da Rua do Mercado' (CENTRAL). rehearsals on Fridays at 7pm, at Bar Kamikaze (rua do Mercado, 23); parade on the 15th.
More on the Blocos & Bandas schedule

 

 
From July 13 through July 29
Read an updated story of the birth of the Americas as we salute the capital of global Carnaval hosting the #1 event celebrating the Americas
Samba City
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Samba City opened to visitors in 2006, from 9am to 5pm, from Wednesdays to Mondays, with performances, drummers, sewing and sculpture, dance and Pocket Shows at 10am, noon and 3:30pm.
It is a huge space built to be able to accomodate the Carnaval floats with each of the special samba schools being given an area to create a presence

On Thursdays - SHOW CIDADÃO SAMBA

THE FACTORIES OF SAMBA
* From an outside sidewalk, the visitor will go through all factories, watching the allegories construction from an 8m high balcony.

Year-round CULTURAL ACTIVITIES
There are varied activities at the Samba City as it grows to become a great year-round attraction. Please call the phones: (21) 2213-2503 or (21) 2213-2546.
In in Port Area (Gamboa) near the Cruise Ship Terminal

 

RIO BLOCOS
 WANT YOU

A survey of the
2005  Streets of
Rio  Carnaval

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ots of big pics]

Rio Grupos A and B 2007

GRUPO A
Samba Schools
One of these groups will be in the Special Group next year. Their parade in the Sambodromo on Carnaval Saturday continues to grow in popularity
In 2006, Tradico dropped to Grupo A and Vila Isabel rejoined the Special Samba Schools in spectacular fashion by winning the championship in 2006 just 2 years after leaving its 4 year stay with Gruop A.

mains with the elite Special 14 Samba Schools who make up LEISA for 2005.

CAPRICHOSOS . REHEARSALS:Saturdays (from 7th Jan), from 23h - Quadra da Escola, Rua Faleiros, 1
Pilares - Rio de Janeiro (Zona Nord)
caprichososde
pilares.com.br

 

 IMPERIO DA TIJUCA   
imperiodatijuca.com.br

 

CUBANGO 
cubango.com.br/

 

RENASCER 
www.gresrenascer.com.br

 

 

ROCINHA . REHEARSALS:Saturdays (from 7th Jan), from 20h - Quadra da Escola -Rua Bertha Lutz, nº 80 São Conrado - Rio de Janeiro (suburbs)

academicosda
rocinha.com.br

 
 

Sâo CLEMENTE www.saoclemente.com.br/

 

TRADICAO 
www.soutradicao.kit.net/

 

 
Carnaval Balls [cont.]
Rio Scala
The large nightclub venue has been holding famous Carnaval parties since it opened in 1980

For the Gay and Gala Balls, buy tickets a few days in advance.
Tables which seat 4 at least 4 days in advance
Call and confirm reservations closer
Rio Scala
Avenida Afrânio de Melo Franco 296, Leblon
Tel: (+55 21) 2239-4448

Tuesday before Carnaval
Mangueira Carnival Ball

One of the most traditional and popular samba schools (Mangueira). See the drum bateria, samba dancers, Porta Bandeira / Mestre Sala [ School's flag bearer and the protective dance master] This is a traditional event happens every year.
Admission R$40.00
Table R$300.00
Wednesday before Carnaval
Beija-Flor Carnival Ball

Beija-Flor is the winningest samba school of the last few decades and they know it. This is a samba night so expect plenty of loud percussion.
Admission R$40.00
Table R$300.00
Thursday before Carnaval
Unidos da Tijuca Carnival Ball

Unidos da Tijuca has become a Carioca favorite as its young Carnavelescos [Luiz Carlos Bruno e Lane Santana]  have dazzled the crowd with tricks and innovations that everyone talks about but has yet to be rewarded with a Championship. They are also one of the oldest and more traditional of schools. 
Admission R$40.00
Table R$300.00
Carnaval Friday,
Red and Black Ball

The night celebrates and is dedicated to the world-famous, red-and-black flagged Rio football team, Flamengo. It is a well-known long-standing Carnaval tradition and a very  popular night because of the reputation for the many beautiful ladies in skimpy Carnaval costumes dancing to the sexy samba rhythms.
Admission R$80.00
Table R$600.00

Carnaval Saturday,
Ball of the Marvelous City

The night celebrates and is dedicated to the city of Rio de Janeiro.
Admission R$80.00
Table R$600.00

Carnaval Sunday,
Scala Gala Ball

The biggest ball in the whole series, with some special guests.
Admission R$40.00
Table R$300.00
Carnaval Monday, February 19th
Ball of all folks

A new invention for 2007 Carnaval where  DJs playing dance, Hip-Hop and club music mixed with samba.
Admission R$50.00
Table R$300.00

Tuesday, February 20th
Gay Costume Ball

TV cameras come out in force to record a spectacular, erotic and exotic collection of  characters playing their long planned masquerades. Famous for its grand entrance of flamboyant drag queens and their admirers. Everyone is invited who admires fabulous gay culture.
Admission R$80.00
Table R$700.00

 

  Ranking
 
LEISA compiles a ranking of the top 13 samba schools based upon scores for placing in the top 10 in the last 5 years of competition with 20 points for 1st & 1 point for 10th. To the right is the scoring tabulation for 2006. Download
 

RANKING  2006     

01ª

Beija-Flor de Nilópolis

83

02ª

Estação Primeira de Mangueira

63

03ª

Acadêmicos do Grande Rio

44

04ª

Imperatriz Leopoldinense

42

05ª

Unidos da Tijuca

39

06ª

Unidos do Viradouro

39

07ª

Acadêmicos do Salgueiro

24

08ª

Mocidade Independente

24

09ª

Unidos de Vila Isabel

21

10ª

Portela

14

11ª

Império Serrano

7

12ª

Unidos do Porto da Pedra

4

13ª

Caprichosos de Pilares

1

TOTAL DE ESCOLAS NO RANKING EM 2006 - 13

RANKING  2005     

01ª

Beija-Flor de Nilópolis

90

02ª

Estação Primeira de Mangueira

65

03ª

Imperatriz Leopoldinense

60

04ª

Acadêmicos do Grande Rio

35

05ª

Unidos da Tijuca

35

06ª

Unidos do Viradouro

35

07ª

Acadêmicos do Salgueiro

34

08ª

Mocidade Independente

27

09ª

Portela

11

10ª

Império Serrano

4

11ª

Unidos do Porto da Pedra

4

12ª

Tradição

3

13ª

Caprichosos de Pilares

1

14ª

Unidos de Vila Isabel

1

TOTAL DE ESCOLAS NO RANKING EM 2005 - 14

Samba School Parades
There are 72 samba schools in Rio plus the youth groups and they all parade during the 5 days of carnival from Friday  to Tuesday  The samba schools are organized into competitive leagues. There are 4 areas for the parades,

---Sambodromo,

---Av.Rio Branco


 in the outer suburbs

 ---Estrada
Intendente Magalhães

---Rua Cardoso de Morais - Bonsucesso

 

 

CARNAVAL FRIDAY
5 days of Carnaval begin!
SAMBA LAND
at the Sambadrome
Terreirão do Samba

Venue: Praça Onze - Av. Presidente Vargas next to Sector 1 of the Sambadrome.

A visit to Samba Land during Carnival takes visitors to a dreamland of color, rhythm, music, MPB shows, pagode and authentic samba, all blended into a fantastic setting that sweeps visitors away.
Venue: Praça Onze - Presidente Vargas Ave. next to Sector 1 of the Sambadrome

Metro:
Centro (Downtown)
Nearby you can join the crowds watching the samba schools concentrate There's countless Carnaval vendors lining Av. Presidente Vargas  but Samba Land is only
 R$5.00
Weekend before & after Carnaval and the 5 days of Carnaval Fri-Shrove Tuesday
Organized e promoted by RIOTUR - Tel.: 2217-7557

STREET BALLS
The four days of Carnival feature street-balls held all over town, whose main purpose is to preserve the spirit of street festivities. These can be considered the small stages with music programs. The biggest is at the square surrounding the entrance to the Cinelandia Metro station. Many parades also end here making this area Carnaval central for the street Carnaval.
Venues: balls in several places of the city
Time: From 8pm through 2am
Promoted and organized by RIOTUR - Tel.: 2217-7557 who also organize a decorated bandstand contest spotlight the artistic talents of neighborhoods and communities. Awards for creativity, using color, light and animation.
Venues: Various districts
Time: From 8pm to 2 am
 

In 2005 AOL's Mapquest began providing street level zoom maps
Carnaval Schools Group A

 


MAYOR'S CORONATION of CARNAVAL ROYALTY

 King Momo and his 2007 Queen are given the keys to the City by the Mayor of Rio de Janeiro so they may reign over the city during the five days on the road of celebration beyond time and space .

 
All Hail Rei Momo 

CARNIVAL 2006 OPENING CEREMONY
[unconfirmed] The official opening ceremony of the carnival festivities will begin at 2 pm on Praça Onze. The Mayor of Rio de Janeiro, in a symbolic act, will hand the city key to Rei Momo who will be accompanied by the carnival Queen and Princess. They will then ride around downtown on an open carriage pulled by four horses in the style of the 30s. Four antique cars will follow with revelers in costume, singing, throwing confetti and streamers. There will also be a mounted Rei Momo Guard of eight horsemen dressed in character.

WHERE:
Praça Onze, Metro Stop Ave. Rio Branco Downtown
WHEN: Carnaval Friday  2 p.m. - free
 [F] Rio's King Momo ||
 [F] Queens & Muses of Brazil Carnaval



CINELÂNDIA STREET BALL (Friday-Tuesday)

RIOC0111.jpgThe star of the Rio Street Carnaval and a good meeting place for Carnaval set amidst some of Rio most regal buildings in the transit center of the City.   Since 1990, the Cinelandia Ball featuring some of Rio Carnaval’s greatest idols performing on a stage set up in front of Rio’s Municipal Chamber has been a highlight for locals and visitors. The public can dance and sing to famous by-gone Carnaval songs by the artists backed by two  orchestras and its all FREE.
Time: From 8 pm on
Organized and promoted by RIOTUR - Tel.:
2217-7557
WHEN: Carnaval Friday - Tuesday

Venue: Praça Floriano - Cinelândia Downtown

During the afternoon and early evening, this metro stop acts as dispersal area for the parades of the alternative bands
 

Parade of JUNIOR Samba Schools-
Sambódromo  Passarela do Samba Professor Darcy
Start: From 7pm on
2007 Parade Order
 Infantes do Lins, Virando Esperança, Império do Futuro, Mel do Futuro, Nova Geração do Estácio de Sá, Corações Unidos do CIEP, Miúda da Cabuçu, Inocentes da Caprichosos, Mangueira do Amanhã, Herdeiros da Vila, Petizes da Penha, Tijuquinha do Borel, Aprendizes do Salgueiro, Estrelinha da Mocidade, Filhos da Águia, Golfinhos da Guanabara, Pimpolhos da Grande Rio. 

Red and Black at the Scala (Leblon) from 11 p.m.
The only Ball for singles mentioned by Impanema.com:

"Flamengo's Red and Black Ball on Carnival Friday changes venues often, but it is always a good bet. Carnival Balls


 

  CARNAVAL SATURDAY
 
CINELANDIA BALLS
The 4-day Downtown or City Centre Carnaval has become must visit during Carnaval.  Named for the subway stop and known for the square surrounded by some of Rio's most beautiful buildings. During the day the main stage has non-stop entertainment  provided by the parading groups dancing their way through. After 8pm the headliners perform.
The Rio Branco parades (Saturday Night is the big night)
tend to disperse near hear leading to a constant flow of new costumed characters.
A
traditional meeting place for Carnaval among the Cariocas. , the Cinelandia Ball, founded in 1990 has since been one of the biggest street spectacles, welcoming over 60 thousand people during the five days of the event. Carnaval’s greatest idols perform on a stage set up in front of Rio’s Municipal Chamber. The public can dance and sing to famous by-gone Carnival songs by famous artists.
Venue: Praça Floriano - Cinelândia Downtown
Time: From 8p.m. on.

Organized and promoted by RIOTUR - Tel.: 2217-7557
 
 
RIO CARNIVAL BALLS
Tickets to most balls will cost you around R$20 to R$50 ($10-20) and are available on the door. Exceptions are the two most famous ones in the luxury hotels Copacabana Palace Carnaval Ball and Gloria Hotel Costume Conpetition on Carnaval Saturday.
Other great balls are in the Rio Scala. Clube dos Caiçaras and the Hard Rock Café's
Kid's Folia also organize animated costume balls for adults and children.

Samba percussion is very loud and earplugs work well at lowering the volume. You might want to bring extra for  friends or backup.

 
 
 Rio Scenarium
Carnival Ball in the Restaurant  Rio Scenarium
Saturday, February 17th and Sunday, February 18th
Dinner Club with 3 very tall  floors filled with unique antiques
Rua do Lavradio, 20 – Lapa
Admission R$30.00
Tel.: 2233-3239

 

PARADE OF ALTERNATIVE BANDS
Rio Branco Avenue bows to the alternative bands that parade on the four days
of carnival from
Among the traditional attractions are:
Bafo da Onça, Cacique de Ramos, Bohêmios de Irajá, Pagodão de Madureira, Bloco Afro and many others.
Venue: Av. Rio Branco
WHEN: Carnaval Saturday-Tuesday 2pm to 7pm.

Evenings at CinelandiaSAMBA LAND

RIO FOLLIES in LAPA -
Sat, Sun, Mon & Tues
Each year the Rio Follies exceed themselves, a Carnaval event acclaimed as a storehouse of novelties, rhythms and styles always presenting pleasant surprises, starting at 8pm and ending around 4am for the Lapa neighborhood public. Between lyricism and modernism, the shows present varying tendencies from funk to hip-hop, samba to rock, reggae to “forró” and performer groups. All this mixture of styles start on Saturday and ending on Shrove Tuesday,
Venue: Largo da Lapa, in front of Aqueduto da Carioca
Start: From 8p.m on Promoted and organized by RIOTUR - Tel.: 2217-7557




 
XXXIII OFFICIAL COSTUME CONTEST

The huge and dazzling costumes represent historical characters or different concepts, according to the imagination of the gentlemen, ladies and of drag queens that participate in the event. The contestants parade in the following categories:

  • women’s luxury and originality,
  • men’s luxury and originality,
  • women’s show costume
  • drag queen.Download


WHERE:
Centro de Convenções do Hotel Glória - Rua do Russel, 632 - Glória - Tels.: 2555-7272 - Fax: 2555-7282
Support: RIOTUR
Time:
From 7pm on
Dates:
the afternoon of the Saturday of carnival 5FEB05
Directed and organized by Arnaldo Montel - Tel.: 2240-4414

 

SAMBA SCHOOL PARADE GROUP A
Sambodromo
This parade features 10 spectacular samba schools presenting their themes in costume, music, dance and lighting, featuring a wide variety of original topics reflected in colorful floats. Each year a school is upgraded from the Access Group (also called Group A) to the Special Group of the top 14, 

SAMBA SCHOOLS PARADE GROUP A
Coordinated by: Associação das Escolas de Samba do Rio de Janeiro - Tels.: 2596-1127, 2269-3445
This parade features 9 spectacular samba schools

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The A through E Groups of  Samba School Leagues are organzied by Associação das Escolas de Samba da Cidade do Rio de Janeiro

 presenting their themes in costume, music, dance and lighting, featuring a wide variety of original topics reflected in colorful floats. These huge schools are divided into groups, “comissão de frente” which opens the parade, follow by several wings or “alas” and the “bateria” percussion section. This Group has a special parade at the Sambadrome, as is the second highest ranking with the champion promoted to the Special Group next year.
Parade Order:

1 G.R.E.S. ACADÊMICOS DA ROCINHA
2 G.R.E.S. ARRANCO
3 G.R.E.S. UNIÃO DA ILHA DO GOVERNADOR
4 G.R.E.S. RENASCER DE JACAREPAGUÁ
5 G.R.E.S. SÃO CLEMENTE
6 G.R.E.S.E IMPÉRIO DA TIJUCA
7 G.R.E.S. ACADÊMICOS DE SANTA CRUZ
8 G.R.E.S. ACADÊMICOS DO CUBANGO
9 G.R.E.S. TRADIÇÃO
10 G.R.E.S. CAPRICHOSOS DE PILARES


Venue:Passarela do Samba Professor Darcy Ribeiro -
Sambódromo - Rua Marquês de Sapucaí - Cidade Nova 
Time: at 8pm

 

2007 PARADE OF CARNAVAL COSTUMED BANDS
The Carnival Costumed Bands are affiliated to the Federation of Carnival “Blocos” of the State of Rio de Janeiro.
The following components will be judged for all Groups: Percussion, samba, progression, costumes, opening wing, allegories 2(Groups I and II), plot, standard-bearers, choreography of the master of ceremonies and standard-bearer.
"FREVOS" CLUBS PARADE
Flor do Estácio, Vassourinhas, Gavião do Mar e Prato Misterioso.
Venue: Av. Rio Branco
Start: At 7pm
Group I
Parade Order: Mocidade Unida de Manguariba, Boca de Siri, Flor da Primavera, Raízes da Tijuca, Do Barriga, União da Ponte, Simpatia do Jardim da Primavera, Coroado de Jacarepaguá, Império do Gramacho e Unidos do Alto da Boa Vista.
Venue: Avenida Rio Branco - Downtown
Start: 8pm
Groups II III & III in the suburbs
Group II
Parade Order: Mocidade Unida da Mineira, Chatuba de Mesquita, Cometas do Bispo, Tigre de Bonsucesso, Novo Horizonte, Sorriso de Criança, Unidos de Tubiacanga, Magnatas de Engenheiro Pedreira, Falcão Dourado e Do China.
Venue: Estrada Intendente Magalhães - Campinho
Start: At 8 pm

Group III
Parade Order: Favo de Acari, Grilo de Bangu, Esperança de Nova Campinas,
Amizade da Água Branca, Tradição Barreirense de Mesquita, Unidos de Parada Angélica, Luar de Prata, Chora na Rampa, Roda Quem Pode
Local Venue: Rua Cardoso de Morais - Bonsucesso
Start: At 10pm

Group of Valuation Bands
Parade Order: Colibri de Mesquita, Estrela de Paz e Unidos da Laureano.
Venue: Rua Cardoso de Morais - Bonsucesso
Start: At 8pm
 
ATLANTIC AVENUE MAGIC BALL

 Copacabana Palace Luxury Ball

Rio Carnival Tickets
 "Carmen", directed by Zeca Marques.
The music, under the coordination of Arnaldo Montel, is played by Maestro Formiga’s orchestra.
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Since its rebirth in the early nineties this Ball has attained the status of the most prestigious ball to attend. The Ball most associated Carnival Saturday, this is a sumptuous event as required by the hotel’s standards.  Young men and women in masks are hired to entertain and will you onto the dance floor,
"If you like to rub shoulders with the rich and famous, this is the ball you are looking for."

Carnival Balls by ipanema.com

Venue: Copacabana Palace Hotel - Av. Atlântica, 1.702 – Copacabana - Tel.: 2548-7070
Dress: tuxedos or luxury costumes
Time: From 11pm to 4 am
Dates: CARNAVAL Saturday
Venue: Copacabana Palace Hotel - Av. Atlântica, 1.702
Admission:  US$380 for standing room and takes off from their depending on your dining room.  Visit the Copancabana Hotel or ask your hotel for help purchasing in advance or visit
carnivalservice

  • The festivities commence with a Carnival Buffet dinner
  • Dress Requirements: Gentlemen - Black Tie or Luxury Costume, Ladies - Gala or luxury costume.
  • You must be over 18 to attend this event.
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    VENUES

       
    SAMBA CITY
    Year round Carnaval tourist attraction built by the City is open. Not to be confused with the original Samba Land outside the Sambodromo
    sambacity.info

    Cinelandia for a simple inexpensive Carnaval experience among the native Cariocas during the 4 days of Carnaval. Take the metro
     
     

     

    CARNAVAL SUNDAY
     
     
    Evenings at RIO FOLIA, Cinelandia & SAMBA LAND

    SAMBA SCHOOLS PARADE - SPECIAL GROUP - Sambódromo

    Sambadromo Fast Facts

    Seats are mostly standard bleachers (arquibancadas) or cement benches, which do benefit from a cushion. Also there's runway boxes (frisas), and mezzanine boxes (camarotes). Sector 9 has numbered seats. The special pararde on Sunday & Tuesday sell-out while options and prices  dramatically improve for the other non-televised nights.[more]

     The show starts about 9 p.m., and ends past the break of dawn 10 hours later. Each of the 7 samba schools will parade for 70 to 85 minutes  Expect to pay from US$100 to $300  if you want to get a good view. This is the world's greatest percussion event too, so ear plugs are easy to bring along. This parade is the high point of Carnival watched by over 100 million on TV throughout Latin America. These special group samba schools of 3,500 to 5,000 members stand out for the magnificence and luxury of their parade art form.
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    Coordenação Coordinator: Liga das Escolas de Samba do Rio de Janeiro - LIESA - Tel.: 2253-7676

    2007 Special Samba Schools' Parade Order
    Starts
    Sunday, Feb. 18
    Monday, Feb. 19
    21.00
    Estácio de Sá
    Porto da Pedra
    22.05 - 22.20
    Império Serrano
    Unidos da Tijuca
    23.10 - 23.40
    Mangueira
    Salgueiro
    00.15 - 01.00
    Viradouro
    Portela
    01.20 - 02.20
    Mocidade
    Imperatriz
    02.25 - 03.40
    Vila Isabel
    Grande Rio
    03.30 - 05.00
     
    Beija-Flor

    Venue: Passarela do Samba Professor Darcy Ribeiro - Sambodromo  - Rua Marquês de Sapucaí - Cidade Nova
    Time: At 9 pm


    SAMBA SCHOOLS PARADE GROUP C
    Venue: Estrada Intendentes Magalhães - Campinho
    Time: At 19 horas
    Date: Carnaval Sunday

    Parade Order 2007:

    1 G.R.E.S. ACADÊMICOS DO ENGENHO DA RAINHA
    2 G.R.E.S. UNIDOS DA PONTE
    3 S.E.R.E.S. UNIDOS DO CABUÇÚ
    4 G.R.E.S. GATO DE BONSUCESSO
    5 G.R.E.S. ACADÊMICOS DA ABOLIÇÃO
    6 GRES MOCIDADE DE VICENTE DE CARVALHO
    7 G.R.E.S. EM CIMA DA HORA
    8 G.R.E.S. ACADÊMICOS DE VIGÁRIO GERAL
    9 G.R.E.S. UNIDOS DO JACAREZINHO
    10 G.R.E.S. UNIDOS DA VILLA RICA
    11 G.R.E.S. UNIDOS DO CABRAL
    12 G.R.E.S. ACADÊMICOS DO DENDÊ
    13 G.R.E.S. LEÃO DE NOVA IGUAÇÚ
    14 G.R.E.S. ARRASTÃO DE CASCADURA

    MOST ORIGINAL MERRY-MAKER Sunday-Tuesday

    This contest is designed to encourage the creative participation of the anonymous merry-makers dancing through the street.
    Sun - Children and Adults
    Mon - Groups
    Tues - Groups ( clowns )
    Venue: Cinelândia,
    Promoted and organized by RIOTUR - Tel.: 2217-7557

    Time:
    1pm-7pm

    Dates: Carnaval Sunday -Tuesday in 2006


    SCALA BALL
    Phone: (21) 2239-4448

    dance party
    try B.I.T.C.H. at theme park Terra Encantada.
     

    CARNAVAL MONDAY
    Evenings at RIO FOLIA, Cinelandia & SAMBA LAND

     

    SAMBA SCHOOLS PARADE - SPECIAL GROUP - Sambódromo
    Coordinator: Liga das Escolas de Samba do Rio de Janeiro - LIESA - Tel.: 2253-7676
    The second night of the major samba schools parade.

    The Parade Order:

    2007 Special Samba Schools' Parade Order
    Starts
    Sunday, Feb. 18
    Monday, Feb. 19
    21.00
    Estácio de Sá
    Porto da Pedra
    22.05 - 22.20
    Império Serrano
    Unidos da Tijuca
    23.10 - 23.40
    Mangueira
    Salgueiro
    00.15 - 01.00
    Viradouro
    Portela
    01.20 - 02.20
    Mocidade
    Imperatriz
    02.25 - 03.40
    Vila Isabel
    Grande Rio
    03.30 - 05.00
     
    Beija-Flor



    Venue: Passarela do Samba Professor Darcy Ribeiro -
    Sambodromo  - Rua Marquês de Sapucaí - Cidade Nova
    Time: At 9pm
    Website: www.liesa.com.br


    PARADE OF CARNIVAL COSTUMED BANDS

    Group Of Valuation
    Parade Order: Favo de Acari e Acadêmicos da Botija.
    Venue: Av. Rio Branco - Dowtown
    Time: At 8pm


    PARADE OF CARNIVAL COSTUMED BANDS GROUP III
    Venue: Avenida Rio Branco - Downtown
    Time: At 10pm     2006
    Parade Order:
    • Tradição Barreirense de Mesquita,
    • Chatuba de Mesquita,
    • Amizade da Água Branca,
    •  Chora na Rampa,
    • Esperança de Nova
    • Campinas,
    • Grilo de Bangu,
    • Unidos de Parada Angélica,
    •  Roda Quem Pode e Mocidade
    • Unida da Mineira.

    SAMBA SCHOOLS PARADE GROUP D
    Venue: Estrada Intendentes Magalhães-Campinho
     as 19 horas 2007 Parade Order: .
     
    1 G.R.E.S. MOCIDADE UNIDA DO SANTA MARTA
    2 G.R.E.S. UNIDOS DO ANIL
    3 G.R.E.S. PARAÍSO DA ALVORADA
    4 G.R.E.S. ROSA DE OURO
    5 G.R.E.S. UNIÃO DE VAZ LOBO
    6 G.R.E.S. UNIDOS DE COSMOS
    7 C.C.E.S. CANÁRIOS DAS LARANJEIRAS
    8 G.R.E.S UNIDOS DE MANGUINHOS
    9 G.R.E.S UNIDOS DO SACRAMENTO
    10 G.R.E.S. ARAME DE RICARDO
    11 G.R.E.S. UNIDOS DO URAITI
    12 G.R.E.S. ACADEMICOS DO SOSSEGO
    13 G.R.E.S. UNIDOS DA VILA KENNEDY
    14 G.R.E.S. CORAÇÕES UNIDOS DO AMARELINHO



     

    CARNAVAL TUESDAY
      Evenings at RIO FOLIA, Cinelandia & SAMBA LAND

    PARADE OF THE ALTERNATIVE GROUPS AFOXÉ
    Av. Rio Branco - Downtown
    Venue: Av. Rio Branco - Downtown
    Date: Feb 8 2005

    SCALA GAY BALL

    "The most glitzy ball of all is the gay gala ball at the Scala in the Leblon district on Tuesday. The costumes are luxury and exotic and the whole affair is televised (so if you're camera shy, wear a mask). "
     
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    A fun event is the straight-friendly Scala Gay Costume Ball which stars exotic costumes, characters and grand entrances.  The ball is broadcast on TV to all Brazilian states, practice your Portuguese in case your picked for an interview.  Wear something colorful and fun, and you may be picked out for an interview!
    Where: Leblon

    Phone: (21) 2239-4448
    Dates: Carnaval Tuesday



     
    SAMBA SCHOOLS PARADE GROUP B
    -
    Sambódromo
    These schools average around 1,500 members and parade with much vigor. You can purchase tickets at the gate and enjoy first rate seats for a small fraction of the special parade price. The crowd energy is lacking but the performers will show their appreciation of your camera work
    Coordenação: Associação das Escolas de Samba do Rio de Janeiro - Tel.: 2596-1127
    Venue: Passarela do Samba Professor Darcy Ribeiro -
    Sambodromo  - Rua Marquês de Sapucaí - Cidade Nova
    Time: 9pm
    Dates: Feb Carnaval Tuesday
    2007 GRUPO B Data: 20 de fevereiro (terça-feira) Marques de Sapucaí as 19:00 horas
    1 C.C.E.S. FLOR DA MINA DO ANDARAÍ
    2 G.R.E.S. UNIDOS DE PADRE MIGUEL
    3 G.R.E.S. UNIÃO DE JACAREPAGUÁ
    4 G.R.E.S. BOI DA ILHA DO GOVERNADOR
    5 G.R.E.S. PARAÍSO DO TUIUTI
    6 G.R.E.S. SERENO DE CAMPO GRANDE
    7 G.R.E.S. INOCENTES DE BELFORD ROXO
    8 G.R.E.S. UNIDOS DE LUCAS
    9 G.R.E.S. DIFÍCIL É O NOME
    10 S.R.E.S. LINS IMPERIAL
    11 A.R.E.S. VIZINHA FALADEIRA
    12 G.R.E.S. ALEGRIA DA ZONA SUL
    13 G.R.E.S. INDEPENDENTE DA PRAÇA DA BANDEIRA
    14 G.R.E.S. UNIÃO DO PARQUE CURICICA
    SAMBA SCHOOLS PARADE GROUP E
     Data: 20 de fevereiro (terça-feira)
    Estrada Intendentes Magalhães-Campinho
    as 20 horas
    2007 Parade Order:
    1G.R.E.S. INFANTES DA PIEDADE
    2G.R.E.S. DELÍRIO DA ZONA OESTE
    3 G.R.E.S. BOÊMIOS DE INHAÚMA
    4 G.R.E.S. UNIDOS DA VILA SANTA TEREZA
    5 G.R.E.S. IMPERIAL
    6G.R.E.S. MOCIDADE INDEPENDENTE DE INHAÚMA
    7 G.R.E.S. MOCIDADE UNIDA DE JACAREPAGUÁ

    BLOCOS Street Carnival
    --- Cordão do Bola Preta’ (Centre – CINELANDIA) 3rd parade, 5pm. This is the first time they will be parading on carnaval Tuesday. Meets in Cinelândia (Unconfirmed)
    *     
    --- So pra ver o que vai dar’ (BOTAFOGO) – means ‘just to see what might happen’ – from 2pm at the corner of Arnalso Quintala and Oliveira Fauso.
    *     
    --- Meu Bem Volta Ja’ (LEME) – 4pm , meets at Gustavo Sampaio and Aureleno Real, parades up Avenida Atlantica and back again
    *    
    ---  Comparsa Cariguaí (BOTAFOGO) from 4-7pm. Meet at corner of Rua Álvaro Ramos and Rua Fernandes Guimarães
    *    
    ---  ‘Bloco da Ansiedade’ – IPANEMA Carnival Tuesday, at 6pm Route: Teixeira de Mello
    *    
    ---  ‘Cordão Vade Retro Abacaxi’ (IPANEMA ) Meet 4pm at : Praia do Arpoador on the corner of Vieira Souto and Francisco Otaviano
    *    
    ---   Bloco E Do Pandeiro – (LAGOA); a bloco made up of pandeiros. 5pm  Parque dos Patins
    *     
    ---  So pra Ver  o qui vai dar  (BOTAFOGO) on the corner of Ruas Arnaldo Quintela and Oliveira Fausto, from 3pm. Colours blue and yellow.
    *     
    ---  ‘Bloco de Clube do Samba’.   Copacabana Meets on Avenida Atlantica at the corner with Santa Clara from 2pm– one of the most traditional blocos in the city. Colours  Black and white.
    *     
    ---  ‘Zumbi do Pilares’ (Pilares, zona Nord) from 7pm in the Largo do Pilares
    *     
    --- ‘Banda da Sá Ferreira’ (COPACABANA) 4 – 9pm  on the corner of Rua Sá   ferreira and     Av. Atlântica
    *     
    ---  ‘Bloco Lirio de Delirio’ – (IPANEMA)
    *    
    --- Vem nem Mim que eu Sou Facinha’, (IPANEMA) 5pm, Casa da Feijoada corner of  Pça.  Osório, IPANEMA
            *    
    ---   ‘Carmelites’ (Central, SANTA TERESA) – second parade, 5pm
            *     
    ---  ‘BipBip’ (COPACABANA) closes carnaval.  Meets at Bar BipBip, Rua Almirante Gonçalves, 50, COPACABANA.
    *     
    ---  ‘Banda de Ipanima’ (IPANEMA) –Praça General Osório Leaves the square around 5pm, in the direction of the beach, towards Leblon. One of Rios biggest and most famous blocos, always makes the TV news.
    *     
    ---  'Banda Mirim Bafo de Leite'  (BOTAFOGO ) Cobal de BOTAFOGO  estacionamento da Rua Voluntários da Pátria – childrens band/bloco
    *     
    ---  'Quizomba' (LAPA, central)  - meets at Circo Voador in Lapa at 4pm. Plays traditional old sambas and carnival marchinhas and parades from Lapa to Gloria.
     
    ASH WEDNESDAY
    On the Wednesday after Carnaval, Lent begins. This forty-day period prepares for the greatest festival in the Christian year - Easter. Ashes are the symbol of penitence, and the Church recommends that no meat be eaten this day.

    SAMBA SCHOOLS PARADE VOTE COUNT
    Samba school vote counting to decide the winners of Carnaval   Venue: Praça da Apoteose - Entrance via Rua Frei Caneca - Cidade Nova From 3pm on.

     

     Street Carnaval  after Carnaval
     Wed 21st Feb
    ‘Bloco Virtual’ (IPANEMA) from 6pm meets in Av. Vieira Souto on the beach near Posto 9, between R. Vinicius de Moraes and R. Joana Angélica . The parade heads in the direction of Arpoador.
    * Bloco da Apuração dos Embaixadores da Folia (ESTACIO/central) meets 1pm Rua Salvador de Sá, in front of sector 11 of the sambadrome

    Thur 22nd Feb
    * ‘Voltar pra Quê?’ (CENTRAL ) 8pm, Bar Carlitos , R. Álvaro Alvim Cinelândia – 10pm – colours are blue and red (or is this on Wednesday - conflicting reports!)

    Friday 23rd Feb
    * ‘Cordão do Bola Preta’ (Centre – CINELANDIA) 3rd parade, 5pm.. Meets in Cinelândia

     

     

     
    SATURDAY after ASH WEDNESDAY
    Evenings at SAMBA LAND
    SAMBA SCHOOL PARADE OF CHAMPIONS
    Sambódromo
    The top six special group schools with the winner of Grupo A that will be joining the special group next year. The parade also pays homage to Rio's place at the center of global Carnival with participants from all over the world in special performing companies.
    Venue: Sambódromo Passarela do Samba Professor Darcy Ribeiro - Rua Marquês de Sapucaí - Cidade Nova
    Time: From 7pm on
    Phone: (21) 2253-7676
    Dates: Feb 12 2005
     
    Parade  of Champions´ Order
    Saturday after Carnaval , Feb. 24
    21.00
    6th best School
    22.05 - 22.20
    5th best School
    23.10 - 23.40
    4th best School
    00.15 - 01.00
    3rd best School
    01.20 - 02.20
    Vice-Champion
    02.25 - 03.40
    Grand Champion of the Year


      Street Carnaval on Saturday after Carnaval
    *      ‘Bloco do Bafafá’ (IPANIMA) meets at Posto 9 on IPANEMA beach, doesn’t parade, but there’s a great party !
    *      ‘Berco do Samba’ (CENTRAL) Meets On Avenida Salvador de Sa beside the Sambodrome from 5pm

    Sunday after Carnaval
     Monobloco parades on the beach of LEBLON, meeting at 12 noon at the end of the beach
     
     
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