Queens of the Drum Vie to be Carnival Champions

Carnival 2019 will feature 14 ‘Rainhas des Baterias’ (Queens of the Drum), the majestically adorned female dancers who tend to standout as the figurehead of their respective samba school’s parade. Today’s featured article introduces us to a few of the Rainhas taking part in this year’s event, including Flávia Lyra who will represent samba school Imperatriz Leopoldinense and serves as a captain of the fire department for the state of Rio de Janeiro:

RIO’S SAMBA SCHOOLS ‘RAINHAS DES BATERIAS’ PREPARE FOR CARNIVAL 2019

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