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Go for it !!The planet's most spectacular annual cultural pageant, where the ancient world's spirit of chaotic collective delirium and abandonment of self to the impulses of the body and a greater collective spirit is unrivaled.
We make regular additions to the Rio image server There are hundreds of pages in Rio Aforum but it has been minimally updated since 2006. For the latest on the Carnaval go to theCarnaval 2008 update. We have also put together some RSS Brazil Carnaval newsfeeds along with a review of last year in Brazil here at Brazil Carnaval News. 2007 Carnaval pictorial guide Also this page is designed to use the entire web to give you your best sources of information. Great growth has been occurring in the bloco led street carnaval in the 21st century, learn more here or did deeper by following your favorite 2007 Rio Carnaval blogger
by ipanema.com || Deutsch
carnivalservice.com [since 2006] All in English with over 20 well done pages devoted to the Rio Carnaval story. Tickets, costumes for sale as well
www.rio-carnival.net [since 2006] with much to say Tickets, costumes for sale as well
2005 ||2006 ||
rio carnaval by google ||
Carnaval home page
of Rio de Janeiro Tourism Authority at
É Carnaval! by Doug Auwarter for BrazilMax "Carnaval season begins after Reveillon, Brazil’s New Year’s celebration, and in Rio, kicks into high gear late in January on “Dia de São Sebastião,” the day of Saint Sebastian, patron saint of Rio de Janeiro. "
Brazzil.com Rio+Carnaval by google returns over 600 links including their forum but the malware cost may not be worth it
"To an outsider, it looks like so much indulgence, but for those who live in the favelas where the samba was born, Carnival invokes a fierce sense of tradition, a unifying force that gives political, emotional, and even spiritual nourishment to those who feel deeply disenfranchisedfrom the (mostly white) center of power."
Ask around for what hot and what's not, but sure to
see the more detailed descriptions by Carnaval day on our
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There are three major parts, The
Carnival Balls, The Parade, and The Street Carnival
"a chance for
individuals to join in with local street bands... All you need take is yourself and a lot
of energy. "
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Few would doubt Rio's claim to best celebrating the
beauty of a woman's body.
Valéria Valenssa is the
most familar. Many would argue that the media characters of Tiazinha
(Suzana Alves) Model and
Feiticeira (The Witch)
have had their day but they don't and likely you don'
either. With Luma de Oliveira and Luisa Brunet away from the
paradedropping out for Carnaval 2006 Juliana Paes, a TV
actress, is the people's choice for muse of Carnival.
Global Celebrities & Quotes 2004: 2005
Joãosinho Trinta: Carnavalesco
Samba's roots begin with African immigrants from the Northeastern State of Bahia jamming at Plaza 11 and writing the first song at the home of The Estacio Neighborhood became the cradle of Samba in the 1930's but it was not till the late fifties that today's samba from the hills of Rio conquered the City by becoming intimately tied to Carnaval.
of the first in Samba history is Ernesto Joaquim Maria dos Santos,
(1889 to 1974). Ernesto was known as Donga his “choro” a
type of Brazilian Samba is recognized as the first samba carnavalesco,
“pelo telefone”. The band Oita Batutas performed the song was a
huge hit during the 1917 Carnaval.
The first group to call itself an Escola de Samba (Samba School) was a group known as Deixa Falar [“Leaves it To speak”], which came from the district of Estacio on the hill above Praca Onze. The date of formation was the 12th of August 1928 and the idea was the leaders wished to be known as teachers or professors. The founder of Deixa Falar, Ismael Silva, said 'Now we weren't just some bloco, we were a SAMBA SCHOOL!' In the Journal of Brazil in 1931, Deixa Falar was referred to as a 'pretty and disciplined rancho'; in 1932 Deixa Falar was calling itself a 'Rancho-Escola'. They first paraded in Praça Onze in the carnivals of 1929. The carnaval grew in 1930 and 1931 which Deixa Falar won in both years. arrived to participate of the first competition of the Rio Schools of Samba, organized in 1932 by Jornal Mundo Sportivo
The history of Greco-Roman Carnaval which ends with the Council of Nicea creation of Lent which the long story will show was done primarily to give Carnaval its current season away from Christmas and Easter. Begin with the ending carnaval.com/lent the Table of Contents carnaval.com/bacchanalia or our hero carnaval.com/dionysos
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Here's 70 of impanema.com's "gay carnival" of
total "gay" pages
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Tickets sell out but there is always some available for the right price. Unless you have seats in a special section be sure to arrive early to hold a good spot in the mostly general seating arena. The 60,000+ seat Sambódromo was built especially to frame this "world's greatest show" held on the Sunday and Monday night just before Fat Tuesday. Here Rio's top 14 samba schools will each take 65 to 80 minutes to impress the judges and millions more on TV with their best efforts.
Consider connecting with the escolas during Carnaval season when they are filled with excitement, activities and hierarchy.
LIESA (Independent League of Special Samba Schools) Large active site for the producers of Carnaval.
the Parts of a Samba School Parade
Fantasias Costumes &
its sister page
Opened in 1984 and designed by Brazil's famous architect Oscar Niemeyer
the massive structure on each side of Av. Presidente Vargas-Rua.is
a mile-long (1.5km)700 meters long, 19 meters high and has a total floor-area of 85,000
square meters which can hold 60,000 cheering fans of the 4,000 member
samba schools. Millions more tune in on TV to
catch this feast for the senses.
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Here's 14 Special Samba Schools . Find a link directory for these and Grupo A which parades Carnaval Saturday and includes great samba schools like Estacio de Sa and Vila Isabel.
A & B
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| The second biggest Rio style Carnaval in Brazil is
in South America's largest City.
Sao Paulo || Foto Server by Carnaval.com : Sao Paulo
Brazil's time is now. Besides spreading the Carnaval spirit in culture capitals of the world. The spirit of unity and joy in the present is merging with neighbors as well. In the south, there is
Meanwhile in the north, the only state north of the equator is named after the world's greatest altar, a table top mountain known as Roraima a former mining state, many Indian tribes with just one major city the capital Boa Vista . At its center three countries representing the three languages of the hemisphere meet. These are the English of Guyana, the Portuguese of Brazil and the Spanish of Venezuela.
www.carnaval.com/venezuela discover the capital of Venezuela Carnaval -Carupuno a mecca of beach. rum & chocolate In the Gran Sabana region where diamonds and gold still drive men crazy is a great Caribbean style Carnival in the City of El Callao. It's 1849 Gold Rush to El Dorado has followed a much different path than the one which created San Francisco, California. Venezuela is not for most travelers but the island of Margarita, makes it easy with over 12,000 hotel rooms, relative safety, multi-lingual staff, and regular guided trips to one of the most naturally blessed countries in the world. Margarita Island also loves Carnaval.
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Rio Carnaval Blogs Carnaval.com's RIO FORUM
This page except for minor changes and corrections only gets one major makeover per year but we're always adding to the aforum/rio section.
|What Is? by G.R.E.S. Rocinha
How the different parade parts are judged Português
Knowing the Parts of a Samba School Parade
by Giselle in aforum
|Lists of Links TOP|
|Look up your samba group with one
of these 2 new wikis begun in 2006
Yahoo Rio Carnaval || Two
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Brazilian Music on carnaval.com
History of MPB
by Ricardo Cravo Albin"
|Photos & Art|
PHOTO Galleries & Video
Special Group Rio Carnaval '97
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