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Carnival in Brazil 2018

February 01, 2018 1 Comment

Carnival in Brazil 2018

The 2018 Brazilian Carnival season is about to kick off in Brazil starting on Saturday February 3rd and ending on Fat Tuesday, February 13th. There's no equivalent festival in the United States, Europe or Asia that is as intense as the partying that happens throughout the ten days of Carnival in Brazil.

The town of Olinda begins a few days earlyStreet party in the Northeast Brazilian town of Olinda.

Brazilian Carnival 2018 combines parade floats, dance, music, and of course copious amounts of alcohol and food throughout the ten days of festivities. Some events are spectacles to be watched, others are street parties where everyone participates. 

Welcome to the Sambadrome

Samba School performs at Rio's Sambadrome

Carnival celebrations can be found throughout Brazil but Rio de Janeiro is considered Carnival’s capital. While Carnival has European and Catholic origins, the thing that sets Brazilian Carnival apart is the music and dancing of Samba. Samba can be traced back to African roots and it became a prominent feature of Brazilian Carnival in the 1920s.


  Here's a super video that explains the origins of Samba, its central role in Carnival and the women who devote their life to its Art !

During Carnival, there are street parties - called blocks - in nearly every neighborhood. Blocks usually incorporate a drumming band and a brass band to create beautiful samba music.

In bigger neighborhoods, traffic is blocked off and the whole street is dedicated to the celebrations. It’s a common sight to see people dressed in swimsuits, simple clothes or even drag!

Children dance the Frevo in the Northeast town of Recife

If you're going to Brazil for Carnival in 2018 and you can't figure out what party to attend, here is Escama Studio's list of a Fat Tuesday BLOCO block parties  (In Portuguese).

SCHEDULE OF FAT TUESDAY BLOCK PARTIES CARNIVAL 2018

TERÇA-FEIRA (13/02):

Orquestra Voadora
Local: Aterro do Flamengo, altura da Praça Luis de Camões - Coreto Modernista
Quando: Terça, 13 de fevereiro
Concentração: 13h. Desfile: 15h e encerramento: 22h

Vagalume O Verde
Local: Rua Jardim Botânico, esquina com Rua Pacheco Leão - Jardim Botânico
Quando: Terça, 13 de fevereiro
Concentração: 08h. Desfile: 10h e encerramento: 14h

Bloco Bicho Solto - Humaitá 2018
Local: Cobal Do Humaitá - Rua Voluntários da Pátria, 446 - Humaitá
Quando: Terça, 13 de fevereiro, das 15h às 21h

É Tudo ou Nada?!
Local: Estacionamento da Cobal do Humaitá - Humaitá
Quando: Terça, 13 de fevereiro
Concentração: 12h. Desfile: 12h e encerramento: 15h

A Rocha da Gávea
Local: Praça Santos Dumont - Gávea
Quando: Terça, 13 de fevereiro
Concentração: 08h. Desfile: 09h e encerramento: 13h

Empurra que Pega do Leblon
Local: Av. Delfim Moreira - Leblon
Quando: Terça, 13 de fevereiro
Concentração: 13h. Desfile: 15h e encerramento: 19h

Bagunça Meu Coreto
Local: Praça São Salvador - Laranjeiras
Quando: Terça, 13 de fevereiro
Concentração: 09h. Desfile: 11h e encerramento: 15h

Meu Bem, Volto Já
Local: Avenida Princesa Isabel esquina com Ministro Viveiros de Castro - Leme
Quando: Terça, 13 de fevereiro
Concentração: 15h. Desfile: 17h e encerramento: 20h

Rio Maracatu
Local: Avenida Vieira Souto, em frente ao Posto 8 - Ipanema
Quando: Terça, 13 de fevereiro
Concentração: 08h. Desfile: 10h e encerramento: 14h

Banda de Ipanema
Local: Rua Jangadeiros, esquina com Gomes Carneiro - Ipanema
Quando: Terça, 13 de fevereiro
Concentração: 15h. Desfile: 17h30 e encerramento: 21h

Último Gole
Local: Parque dos Patins - Lagoa
Quando: Terça, 13 de fevereiro
Concentração: 14h. Desfile: 16h e encerramento: 20h

Cachorro Cansado
Local: Praça José de Alencar - Flamengo
Quando: Terça, 13 de fevereiro
Concentração: 16h. Desfile: 18h e encerramento: 22h

Cardosão de Laranjeiras
Local: Rua Cardoso Júnior, esquina com Rua das Laranjeiras - Laranjeiras
Quando: Terça, 13 de fevereiro
Concentração: 11h. Desfile: 13h e encerramento: 19h

Carmelitas
Local: Largo do Curvelo - Santa Teresa
Quando: Terça, 13 de fevereiro
Concentração: 08h. Desfile: 10h e encerramento: 14h

Largo do Machado, Mas Não Largo do Copo
Local: Largo do Machado - Catete
Quando: Terça, 13 de fevereiro
Concentração: 14h. Desfile: 16h e encerramento: 20h

Batalha dos Blocos (parado)
Local: Praia do Recreio Posto 10 - Recreio dos Bandeirantes
Quando: Terça, 13 de fevereiro
Concentração: 16h. Desfile: 16h e encerramento: 20h

Bloco da Gold / Giro do Arar
Local: Av. Pres. Antonio Carlos em frente ao Terminal Menezes Cortes - Centro
Quando: Terça, 13 de fevereiro
Concentração: 09h. Desfile: 10h e encerramento: 15h




1 Response

Maria
Maria

March 03, 2018

I really liked the low-key video that was chosen for the blog. I think that Carnival for many people, including women in Brazil, is more than just a bunch of crazy and naked people. It is a deep rooted tradition in many families around the country; each place with its own colors and sounds. It was great also to highlight the Carnival in Olinda because it is also celebrated largely by families, children just having tons of fun.

Even though I was never really invested into the celebration, I can honestly appreciate the passion some people have to express their love for samba and batucada.

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