Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Rio Carnaval 2015: Portela

Rio de Janeiro's Carnaval 2015:
The Portela Samba School

The spectacular and huge Portela eagle that kept watch
over Portela's beautiful Carnaval parade for 2015.

Rainha da bateria Patricia Nery with Bahian
axé music legend Carlinhos Brown

Above: images from the Portela escola de samba (samba school), including its huge, spectacular eagle float. Read about the history of Carnaval and samba in The Brazilian Sound: Samba, Bossa Nova and the Popular Music of Brazil.

Also by Chris McGowan: The Brazilian Music Book: Brazil's