Newer Samba School Brings Educational Theme to Carnival 2019

Grande Rio Samba School has a positive message for Carnival 2019. Their thematic samba composition carries the theme of ‘Quem nunca…? Que atire a primeira pedra’ (Who has never…? Throw the first stone). Grande Rio’s parade will focus on education and the significance of our actions to others and society. Read on for more on the Grande Rio Samba School and their program for this year’s Carnival event:

GRANDE RIO SAMBA SCHOOL READY FOR CARNIVAL 2019

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Unidos do Viradouro Samba School is Ready!

After returning to the top-tier Grupo Especial Carnival category, Samba School Unidos do Viradouro has no plans on going backward. The samba school plans to wow audiences and judges with a parade theme of ‘Viraviradouro!’, offering stories from a magical book. Read on for a little history on this samba school and more about their program for this year’s event.

UNIDOS DO VIRADOURO SAMBA SCHOOL READY FOR CARNIVAL 2019

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Traditional Samba School Competing in Carnival 2019

Samba School Império Serrano will open the first evening of Carnival 2019 parades on Sunday, March 3rd. This marks the second consecutive year that the samba school presents from the top-tier Grupo Especial category of parades after being promoted in 2017. Read on for a little history on this samba school and their program for this year’s event.

TRADITIONAL SAMBA SCHOOL COMPETING IN CARNIVAL 2019

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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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Favela Brass Off to a Great Start in 2019

Favela Brass, an organization founded in 2014 by English expatriate Tom Ashe to provide free music lessons to Rio children, is already off to a great start in 2019. Ashe has established a permanent base for the organization inside the favela community of Pereira da Silva and the charity has secured its first performance outside of Rio. Read on for more good news from the project:

RIO’S FAVELA BRASS SETS UP NEW HOME AND BIG PLANS FOR 2019

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Riotur and Segurança Presente Collab for Carnival Security

Determined to preserve its reputation as a ‘world-class tourist destination’, Rio de Janeiro is combining the forces of Riotur with security contractor, Segurança Presente to help with security during Carnival. Read on for more on how leaders from both Riotur and the sometimes controversial Segurança Presente promise to work collaboratively:

RIOTUR TAPS SECURITY CONTRACTOR TO HELP WITH SECURITY DURING CARNIVAL

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