http://www.brazilcarnival.com.br/street_carnival 2013 Rio Street Carnival will be a even more organized. All the "blocos", are being authorized and registered through the Internet and their routes revised.In 2012, Rio de Janeiro had a record of 5 million revelers at the Street carnivals, making it the largest FREE carnival in the world. Only one of them, the centenary "Cordão de Bola Preta" , dragged more than 2.2 million people in one afternoon, in the launch of the Rio Carnival.We will soon publish the official list of Blocos for the 2013 street carnival.
http://www.brazilcarnival.com.br/muses Tatiane Perfeito Diva for 2013 Imperio Serrano Samba-School in Rio de Janeiro, showing her natural beauty and practicing her samba routines. During this time of the year in Brazil´s Carnival, many samba-school apart from the rehearsals, promote parties, beans stew, called Feijoadas, and other events to fund the Carnival parades.Its a family event which starts normally at 1pm and goes until midnight! Really fun and cultural.
http://www.brazilcarnival.com.br Samba Divas practice samba dance routines for more than 8 months in Brazil. They normally practice at the samba-schools premises, called "quadras" from July until January, February when the official parades happen.Many of them practice the samba dance 3 times a week, and add to that cardiovascular and strength workout to help during the parades. Some samba dancers can dance up to one full hour, burning almost 800 calories according to some specialists.Viva las Divas!
http://www.brazilcarnival.com.br/samba_schools/viradouro-2010-r-profile-viradouro-samba-school Viradouro Samba School is one of the most traditional samba schools from Brazil, based in Niteroi. The samba-school has a talented group of samba-dancers & passistas which performs shows all over Brasil and in other countries too. There are many different options and sizes of shows.
http://www.brazilcarnival.com.br/culture Emotion Samba Parade: How does a carnival reveler member feels right before the official carnival parade in Brazil? This Carnival video shows the emotions and preparations revelers go through as they are about to get into Rio´s Sambadrome: Thrilling!
http://www.brazilcarnivalshop.com Carnival Bikini costume used by the magnetic and beautiful Model Marcella Diniz. This photo session was performed in on the the largest samba-schools in Brazil in December. It was very hot, and Lillian Duarte, great samba Diva and model was also there! Great costumes hand-made for shows and also for parade.
http://www.brazilcarnival.com.br/culture/de-baiana-de-carnaval-of-brazil Baianas from Brazil are one of the oldest expressions of the carnival from Brazil. They are present (in most parades) as a mandatory wing, and have several "functions" and representations, as example to "cleanse" the spirits, revive the typical Baianas from Bahia State, provide protection to revelers of other wings, represent religious eucumenism and syncretism, provide legitimacy to mention a few aspects. They have their "swirl dance" also as a charactersitic and distinguishing posture at the parade. Here we see Baianas from Santa Cruz Samba School getting ready for the 2012 parade. Great cultural heritage.
http://www.brazilcarnival.com.br/videos Brazilian Carnival Glossary: "Destaques" or "highlights" is the term that describes important characters in Brazil carnival parades who may parade on the floor, or at those monumental floats. On this video, we see two "destaques" from União da Ilha Samba School, on the official rehearsal in 2012. At the official parade, both ladies filmed, where placed on top of a float, in the beginning o Uniao da Ilha´s , parade 2012: Graziele and then Priscila.Hope you guys like it!
http://www.brazilcarnival.com.br/videos This Brazilian Carnival video we see the warming up environment (also called pre-parade) of the São Clemente´s Queen of Drums, in front of the Drums Section. Bruna Almeida is performing a series of samba routines, while at the same time presenting to the crowd the Drumming Section she "commands" as a fully elected Queen for that particular samba school.In this video we also see the rising starlet, Raphaela Gomes, Bruna´s cousin in the back, also showing her samba dancing skills. She is now the samba-school´s "Pricess". This video was made during the official technical rehearsal by Sao Clemente Samba School in Rio de Janeiro, 2012.