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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Millions of partygoers let loose in Rio De Janeiro as Brazil’s world-famous Samba Parade is back for another year. It’s a wild celebration full of lively music, dancing, and extravagant costumes in the purpose-built Sambadrome.
Recap: Rio Carnival 2017
The Rio Carnival 2017
It's non-stop pomp, pageantry, and parades as Brazil's samba schools vie for the title of Carnival Champion.
The Front Commission
Parading Perfection — Part 9
It's crucial to make a big entrance, so a school's best dancers make up the spectacle of the Front Commission.
Parading Perfection — Part 8
First and foremost, Carnival is a costume party. Costumes are a crucial part of each school's performance.
Floats and Props
Parading Perfection — Part 7
The floats of the festival are the narrative backbone, and their intricacy is matched only by their spectacle.
Theme of the Year
Parading Perfection — Part 6
A young creative director lays out his school's theme under the pressure of trying for back-to-back wins.
Rhythm and Flow
Parading Perfection — Part 5
A school's dancers (passistas) are responsible for sustaining the entire parade's spacing. Not an easy move.
Parading Perfection — Part 4
It takes a year of practice for a school to keep all the singing, dancing, and choreography in perfect sync.