Carnival 2012: Access Group Schools

By Fiona Hurrell, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The "desfile do Grupo de Acesso" (Access School parade) provides not only an entertaining evening and an ideal introduction for any Carnival novices, but an affordable alternative for those who may be unable to splash out on a ticket to the coveted Special Group’s performance. The Access Group of samba schools are the category ranked just below the Grupo Especial (Special Group) but still an impressive level of music, costume . . .

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