Monday, February 26, 2018

Rio Carnaval 2018

A few highlights from Rio's 2018 samba school
(escola de samba) Carnival (Carnaval) parades in
February, which featured ample political protest
and were won by Beija-Flor de Nilopolis.

Rio de Janeiro had a vibrant street Carnaval scene
as well, with hundreds of thousands of celebrants
parading with blocos like Cordao da Bola Preta.

Read about Samba and Brazilian Music

The Brazilian Sound: Samba, Bossa Nova
and the Popular Music of Brazil

by Chris McGowan and Ricardo Pessanha (Temple University Press)
(the leading guide to Brazilian music in English;
available on Amazon worldwide)

by Chris McGowan
(interviews with iconic figures from Jobim
and Airto to Djavan and Gal Costa)