Tag: Mart’nália

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - "A city of rare beauty, arms open over Guanabara, soapstone, the Carrara heart, beating strong on a clear night." These are the first verses of the song "Alma Carioca, Cristo Redentor," by musician and...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Unidos de Vila Isabel will be the opening samba school to enter the Sambódromo on the second night of the Grupo Especial (Special Group) competition for the 2016 Carnival...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Once again celebrating the best of African and Afro-Brazilian culture and heritage, the Back2Black festival returns to Rio this weekend. During the three days of music (November 15-17th), the...

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