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Samba School Rehearsal – The Best Part of Carnaval

Samba School Rehearsal – The Best Part of Carnaval

The Best Part of Carnaval May Not Actually be Carnaval Itself Carnaval 2012 is now behind us. I wrote a few posts earlier to share something that I’ve discovered here. In the three months leading up to Carnaval the neighborhoods that will compete in the big Carnaval […]

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Choosing Your Carnaval Costume

Choosing Your Carnaval Costume

You’ve probably seen all those beautiful Carnaval costumes on TV. They are even more spectacular up close. The costumes define Carnaval as much or more as the intense samba music and the large floats. For those who want to go beyond attending the fun weekly samba school […]

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Learning the Lyrics to Your Neighborhood Carnaval Song

Learning the Lyrics to Your Neighborhood Carnaval Song

Carnaval is best known by the two consecutive evenings of all-night long samba parades. Many neighborhoods have small parades within the neighborhood itself, called “Blocos”. These aren’t what you see on TV. Larger cities have a centralized parade and contest whereby the larger neighborhoods will organize what’s […]

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Liberdade – Samba School Rehearsal with audio

Liberdade – Samba School Rehearsal with audio

Tonight I tested my new handheld digital record at my neighborhood samba school practice for the upcoming Carnaval parade. Practice is every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday night. Wednesdays are for the percussion section only (i.e. marching band, though they don’t march in practice). Fridays and Sundays have […]

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