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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 complete list of BLOCO block parties from February 1 - February 18! (In Portuguese). ENJOY !!!

SCHEDULE OF BLOCK PARTIES CARNIVAL 2018

QUINTA (01/02):
Batuke Nuclear (Parado)
Local: Rua da Candelária, 65, esquina com Teófilo Otoni - Centro
Quando: Quinta, 01 de fevereiro
Concentração: 18h. Desfile: 18h e encerramento: 22h

Inova que eu gosto
Local: Rua Barão do Flamengo, esquina com Praia do Flamengo - Flamengo
Quando: Quinta, 01 de fevereiro
Concentração: 17h. Desfile: 18h e encerramento: 22h

SEXTA (02/02):
Badalo de Santa Teresa (Parado)
Local: Largo das Neves - Santa Teresa
Quando: Sexta, 02 de fevereiro
Concentração: 16h. Desfile: 16h e encerramento: 22h

Ih, É Carnaval!
Local: Av. pasteur 250 - Urca
Quando: Sexta, 02 de fevereiro
Concentração: 18h. Desfile: 20h e encerramento: 22h


SÁBADO (03/02):
Põe na Quentinha? (parado)
Local: Rua Conselheiro Saraiva, em frente ao nº 39 - Centro
Quando: Sábado, 03 de fevereiro
Concentração: 13h. Desfile: 14h e encerramento: 19h

Areia (Parado)
Local: Praça Zózimo Barroso - Praia do Leblon
Quando: Sábado, 03 de fevereiro
Horário: das 09h às 15h

Aconteceu (Parado)
Local: Rua Aurea - Santa Teresa
Quando: Sábado, 03 de fevereiro
Concentração: 16h. Desfile: 18h e encerramento: 22h

Toda Forma de Amor (parado)
Local: Praça Almirante Julio de Noronha - Praia Leme
Quando: Sábado, 3 de fevereiro
Concentração às 11h e apresentação às 13h

Bloco Brasil (parado)
Local: Praça Almirante Julio de Noronha - Leme
Quando: Sábado, 03 de fevereiro
Concentração: 12h. Apresentação: 16h e encerramento: 18h

Bloco da Ansiedade
Local: Boulevard Olímpico em frente ao hotpital maternidade Praça XV - Centro
Quando: Sábado, 03 de fevereiro
Concentração: 14h. Desfile: 16h e encerramento: 19h

Bloco do Rock (parado)
Local: Largo de São Francisco - Centro
Quando: Sábado, 03 de fevereiro
Concentração: 18h. Desfile: 18h e encerramento: 21h

Carmelitas (ENSAIO)
Local: Praça Tiradentes - Centro
Quando: Sábado, 03 de fevereiro
Concentração: 16h. Desfile: 16h e encerramento: 22h

Céu na Terra
Local: Largo dos Guimarães - Santa Teresa
Quando: Sábado, 03 de fevereiro
Concentração: 07h. Desfile: 08h e encerramento: 11h

Imaginô? Agora Amassa!
Local: Rua José Linhares, esquina com Rua Conde de Bernadote - Leblon
Quando: Sábado, 03 de fevereiro
Concentração: 07h. Desfile: 09h e encerramento: 13h

Pérola da Guanabara
Local: Praça São Roque - Ilha de Paquetá
Quando: Sábado, 03 de fevereiro
Concentração: 14h. Desfile: 14h e encerramento: 20h

Simpatia é Quase Amor
Local: Teixeira de Melo – Praia - Ipanema
Quando: Sábado, 03 de fevereiro
Concentração: 14h. Desfile: 16h e encerramento: 20h

Xupa Mas Não Baba
Local: Rua Alice, nº 1 - Laranjeiras
Quando: Sábado, 03 de fevereiro
Concentração: 10h. Desfile: 12h e encerramento: 14h

Bloco do Cocoloko
Local: Lúcio Costa (Em frente ao Ocean Front 2.930) - Barra da Tijuca
Quando: Sábado, 03 de fevereiro
Concentração: 14h. Desfile: 15h e encerramento: 20h

Bloco D' Samba
Local: Posto 10 - Recreio dos Bandeirantes
Quando: Sábado, 03 de fevereiro
Concentração: 10h. Desfile: 12h e encerramento: 14h

Banda Haddock
Local: Rua Afonso Pena, nº 10 - Tijuca
Quando: Sábado, 03 de fevereiro
Concentração: 16h. Desfile: 18h e encerramento: 22h

Banda do Tijuca Tênis Clube
Local: Tijuca Tênis Clube - Tijuca
Quando: Sábado, 03 de fevereiro
Concentração: 17h. Desfile: 19h e encerramento: 22h

Banda de Vila Isabel
Local: Praça 7 - Vila Isabel
Quando: Sábado, 03 de fevereiro
Concentração: 16h. Desfile: 18h e encerramento: 22h

DOMINGO (04/02):
Desfile do Bloco Chora Me Liga
Local: Aterro do Flamengo, altura da Praça Luis de Camões - Coreto Modernista - Aterro do Flamengo
Quando: Domingo, 4 de fevereiro das 08h às 13h
Concentração: 08h. Desfile: 10h e encerramento: 13h

Cordão do Boitatá
Local: Av Henrique Valadares, próximo a praça da Cruz vermelha - Centro
Quando: Domingo, 04 de fevereiro
Concentração: 08h

Suvaco do Cristo
Local: Rua Jardim Botânico, esquina com Rua Faro - Jardim Botânico
Quando: Domingo, 4 de fevereiro
Concentração: 08h. Desfile: 10h e encerramento: 13h

Empolga às 9 (parado)
Local: Em Frente a Rua Joana Angélica - Ipanema
Quando: Domingo, 4 de fevereiro
Concentração: 14h. Desfile: 16h e encerramento: 20h

Bloco da Preta
Local: Av. Presidente Antonio Carlos em Frente ao Menezes Cortes - Centro
Quando: Domingo, 4 de fevereiro
Concentração: 08h. Desfile: 10h e encerramento: 14h

Boka de Espuma
Local: Rua Marquês de Olinda, esquina com Rua Bambina - Botafogo
Quando: Domingo, 4 de fevereiro
Concentração: 16h. Desfile: 18h e encerramento: 22h

Gigantes da Lira (infantil)
Local: Praça Jardim Laranjeiras - Rua General Glicério - Laranjeiras
Quando: Domingo, 4 de fevereiro
Concentração: 08h. Desfile: 09h e encerramento: 14h

Larga a Onça, Alfredo!
Local: Rua Ipiranga, em frente ao nº 49 - Laranjeiras
Quando: Domingo, 4 de fevereiro
Concentração: 15h. Desfile: 18h e encerramento: 20h

Quem Num Guenta Bebe Água
Local: Rua Gago Coutinho 37 - Laranjeiras
Quando: Domingo, 4 de fevereiro
Concentração: 12h. Desfile: 14h e encerramento: 18h

Tá Pirando, Pirado, Pirou!
Local: Av. Pasteur, em frente ao Instituto Benjamim Constant, nº 404 - Urca
Quando: Domingo, 4 de fevereiro
Concentração: 13h. Desfile: 15h e encerramento: 19h

Escravos da Mauá
Local: Barão de Tefé (entre Venezuela e Boulevard Olímpico) - Centro
Quando: Domingo, 4 de fevereiro
Concentração: 16h. Desfile: 18h e encerramento: 10h

Fogo e Paixão (parado)
Local: Largo de São Francisco - Centro
Quando: Domingo, 4 de fevereiro
Concentração: 08h. Desfile: 10h e encerramento: 14h

Banda da Barra
Local: Em frente ao condomíno Beton (Bondinho da Barra) - Barra da Tijuca
Quando: Domingo, 4 de fevereiro
Concentração: 12h. Desfile: 15h e encerramento: 18h

Toco Crú Pegando Fogo
Local: Posto 10 do Recreio - Recreio dos Bandeirantes
Quando: Domingo, 4 de fevereiro
Concentração: 12h. Desfile: 14h e encerramento: 18h

Timoneiros da Viola (parado)
Local: Praça Paulo da Portela - Oswaldo Cruz
Quando: Domingo, 4 de fevereiro
Concentração: 13h. Desfile: 14h e encerramento: 19h

Xodó da Piedade
Local: Rua Mario Carpenter, Esquina com Angelina - Piedade
Quando: Domingo, 4 de fevereiro
Concentração: 16h. Desfile: 17h e encerramento: 22h

QUINTA (08/02):
Banda da Rua do Mercado
Local: Rua do Mercado - Centro
Quando: Quinta, 08 de fevereiro
Concentração: 18h. Desfile: 19h e encerramento: 21h

Loucura Suburbana
Local: Instituto Municipal Nise da Silveira, Rua Ramiro Magalhães - Engenho de Dentro
Quando: Quinta, 08 de fevereiro
Concentração: 16h. Desfile: 17h e encerramento: 22h

SEXTA (09/02):
Banda do Lido
Local: Rua Ronald de Carvalho entre a Rua Viveiros de Castro e Av. Nossa Senhora de Copacabana - Copacabana
Quando: Sexta, 09 de fevereiro
Concentração: 14h. Desfile: 15h e encerramento: 22h

Bloco Sinfônico (parado)
Local: Praça Mercado Municipal - Centro
Quando: Sexta, 09 de fevereiro
Concentração: 17h. Desfile: 19h e encerramento: 21h

Carmelitas
Local: Esquina da ladeira de Santa Teresa com Rua Dias de Barros - Santa Teresa
Quando: Sexta, 09 de fevereiro
Concentração: 13h. Desfile: 15h e encerramento: 19h

Eco Bloco do Rio (parado)
Local: Largo de São Francisco (Tiradentes) - Centro
Quando: Sexta, 09 de fevereiro
Concentração: 18h. Desfile: 18h e encerramento: 22h

Embaixadores da Folia (parado)
Local: Buraco do Lume - Centro
Quando: Sexta, 09 de fevereiro
Concentração: 18h. Desfile: 20h e encerramento: 22h

Rola Preguiçosa - Tarda mas não falha
Local: Rua Maria Quitéria, esquina com Epitácio Pessoa - Ipanema
Quando: Sexta, 09 de fevereiro
Concentração: 18h. Desfile: 20h e encerramento: 23h


SÁBADO (10/02):
Céu na Terra
Local: Largo dos Guimarães - Santa Teresa
Quando: Sábado, 10 de fevereiro
Concentração: 07h. Desfile: 08h e encerramento: 11h

Bloco da Favorita
Local: Praia De Copacabana
Data: Sábado, 10 de fevereiro, a partir das 08h
Atrações: Bloco da Favorita, DJ Wally, DJ Helen Sancho, MC Bola, MC Pikeno, MC Bola, MC Andinho, Smith, MC Marcinho, Pocahontas, Duduzinho, Marcio G, Delano, Gabily, Sapão, Valeska e Iza

Aconteceu
Local: Rua Aurea - Santa Teresa
Quando: Sábado, 10 de fevereiro
Concentração: 16h. Desfile: 18h e encerramento: 22h

Bloco da Terreirada Cearense - Brincadeira de carnaval 2018
Local: Parque Quinta Da Boa Vista - São Cristóvão
Quando: Sábado, 10 de fevereiro das 12h às 19h

Bloco do Barbas
Local: Rua Assis Bueno, esquina com Arnaldo Quintela - Botafogo
Quando: Sábado, 10 de fevereiro
Concentração: 14h. Desfile: 15h30 e encerramento: 19h30

Escangalha!
Local: Rua Jardim Botânico, esquina com Rua Pacheco Leão - Jardim Botânico
Quando: Sábado, 10 de fevereiro
Concentração: 08h. Desfile: 10h e encerramento: 14h

Empolga às 9
Local: Avenida Atlântica, esquina com a Av. Rainha Elizabeth - Copacabana
Quando: Sábado, 10 de fevereiro
Concentração: 09h. Desfile: 11h e encerramento: 15h

Banda de Ipanema
Local: Rua Jangadeiros, esquina com Gomes Carneiro - Ipanema
Quando: Sábado, 10 de fevereiro
Concentração: 15h. Desfile: 17h30 e encerramento: 21h

Banda do Largo da 2ª Feira (parado)
Local: Rua Conde de Bonfim, 25 - Tijuca
Quando: Sábado, 10 de fevereiro
Concentração: 15h. Desfile: 18h e encerramento: 21h

New Kids On The Bloco 
Local: Orla de São Conrado, em frente ao Golfe Clube - São Conrado
Quando: Sábado, 10 de fevereiro
Concentração: 08h. Desfile: 09h e encerramento: 14h

Blocão da Barra (parado)
Local: Praça do Ó - Barra da Tijuca
Quando: Sábado, 10 de fevereiro
Concentração: 10h. Desfile: 11h e encerramento: 13h

Cordão Alegria da Tijuca
Local: Rua Afonso Pena, entre Haddock Lobo e Doutor Satamini - Tijuca
Quando: Sábado, 10 de fevereiro
Concentração: 18h. Desfile: 18h e encerramento: 22h

Amigos da Joaquim Méier
Local: Rua Joaquim Méier, 213 - Méier
Quando: Sábado, 10 de fevereiro
Concentração: 18h. Desfile: 20h e encerramento: 22h

Cordão da Bola Preta
Local: Av. Presidente Antonio Carlos em Frente ao Menezes Cortes - Centro
Quando: Sábado, 10 de fevereiro
Concentração: 07h. Desfile: 09h e encerramento: 14h

MultiBloco
Local: Rua do Senado - Centro
Quando: Sábado, 10 de fevereiro
Concentração: 08h. Desfile: 09h e encerramento: 13h

DOMINGO (11/02):
Areia
Local: Posto 12 - Leblon
Quando: Domingo, 11 de fevereiro
Concentração: 08h. Desfile: 10h e encerramento: 14h

Bangalafumenga
Local: Próximo ao Monumento dos Pracinhas - Aterro do Flamengo
Quando: Domingo, 11 de fevereiro
Concentração: 08h. Desfile: 10h e encerramento: 14h

Cachorro Cansado
Local: Praça José de Alencar - Flamengo
Quando: Domingo, 11 de fevereiro
Concentração: 16h. Desfile: 18h e encerramento: 22h

Toco-Xona
Local: Praia do Flamengo 340 (campo de terra) - Flamengo
Quando: Domingo, 11 de fevereiro
Concentração: 10h. Desfile: 12h e encerramento: 16h

Exagerado
Local: Praça Tiradentes - Centro
Quando: Domingo, 11 de fevereiro
Horário: das 12h às 15h

Fanfarani (parado)
Local: Praça Chaim Weizman - Botafogo
Quando: Domingo, 11 de fevereiro
Concentração: 15h. Desfile: 15h e encerramento: 21h

Fanfinha (infantil) (parado)
Local: Praça Chaim Weizman
Quando: Domingo, 11 de fevereiro
Concentração: 09h. Desfile: 10h e encerramento: 13h

Laranjada Samba Clube
Local: Praça Jardim Laranjeiras - Rua General Glicério - Laranjeiras
Quando: Domingo, 11 de fevereiro
Concentração: 09h. Desfile: 11h e encerramento: 15h

Que Merda é Essa?!
Local: Rua Garcia D'avila, esquina com Rua Nascimento Silva - Ipanema
Quando: Domingo, 11 de fevereiro
Concentração: 10h. Desfile: 14h30 e encerramento: 16h

Simpatia é Quase Amor
Local: Teixeira de Melo – Praia - Ipanema
Quando: Domingo, 11 de fevereiro
Concentração: 14h. Desfile: 16h e encerramento: 20h

Toca Rauuul! (parado)
Local: Praça Tiradentes - Centro
Quando: Domingo, 11 de fevereiro
Concentração: 14h. Desfile: 16h e encerramento: 20h

Afoxé Filhos de Gandhi
Local: Praça da Harmonia - Centro
Quando: Domingo, 11 de fevereiro
Concentração: 17h. Desfile: 18h e encerramento: 21h

Badalo de Santa Teresa
Local: Rua Monte Alegre 306 (em frente ao Centro Cultural) - Santa Teresa
Quando: Domingo, 11 de fevereiro
Concentração: 16h. Desfile: 17h30 e encerramento: 22h

Batalha dos Blocos (parado)
Local: Praia do Recreio Posto 10 - Recreio dos Bandeirantes
Quando: Domingo, 11 de fevereiro
Concentração: 16h. Desfile: 16h e encerramento: 20h

Bloco Chega Mais
Local: Praça Dr. Raul Capello Barrozo - Piedade
Quando: Domingo, 11 de fevereiro
Concentração: 19h. Desfile: 20h e encerramento: 22h

É do Pandeiro! (parado)
Local: Praça São Salvador - Laranjeiras
Quando: Domingo, 11 de fevereiro
Concentração: 15h. Desfile: 15h e encerramento: 20h

Explosão de Paquetá
Local: Praça São Roque - Ilha de Paquetá
Quando: Domingo, 11 de fevereiro
Concentração: 14h. Desfile: 16h e encerramento: 19h30

Marcha Nerd (parado)
Local: Praça Xavier de Brito - Tijuca
Quando: Domingo, 11 de fevereiro
Concentração: 14h. Desfile: 15h e encerramento: 18h

Thriller Elétrico (parado)
Local: Praça Barão de Drummond - Vila Isabel
Quando: Domingo, 11 de fevereiro
Concentração: 08h. Desfile: 10h e encerramento: 13h

SEGUNDA (12/02):
Sargento Pimenta
Local: Aterro do Flamengo, entre o Mam e a Marina da Glória - Aterro do Flamengo
Quando: Segunda, 12 de fevereiro
Concentração: 08h. Desfile: 10h e encerramento: 14h

Bloco de Segunda
Local: Rua Marques, atrás da Cobal do Humaitá - Humaitá
Quando: Segunda, 12 de fevereiro
Concentração: 16h. Desfile: 17h e encerramento: 19h

Não deixe o Rock morrer (bloco doBar Bukowisk)
Local: Rua Álvaro Ramos - Botafogo
Quando: Segunda, 12 de fevereiro
Concentração: 14h. Desfile: 16h e encerramento: 19h

Turbilhão Carioca (parado)
Local: Parque dos Patins - Lagoa
Quando: Segunda, 12 de fevereiro
Concentração: 10h. Desfile: 12h e encerramento: 16h

Bloco Virtual
Local: Praça Almirante Julio de Noronha - Leme
Quando: Segunda, 12 de fevereiro
Concentração: 08h30. Desfile: 09h e encerramento: 13h30

Carnaval do bloco Que pena, amor
Local: Praça Mário Lago - Avenida Nilo Peçanha
Quando: Segunda, 12 de fevereiro
Horário: das 10h às 16h

Pede Passagem
Local: Rua Jardim Botânico, esquina com Rua Pacheco Leão - Jardim Botânico
Quando: Segunda, 12 de fevereiro
Concentração: 10h. Desfile: 12h e encerramento: 16h

Afoxé Filhos de Gandhi
Local: Posto 6 de Copacabana - Copacabana
Quando: Segunda, 12 de fevereiro
Concentração: 16h. Desfile: 17h e encerramento: 19h

Aconteceu
Local: Rua Aurea - Santa Teresa
Quando: Segunda, 12 de fevereiro
Concentração: 16h. Desfile: 18h e encerramento: 22h

Bloco Estratégia
Local: Largo de São Francisco de Paula - Centro
Quando: Segunda, 12 de fevereiro
Concentração: 16h. Desfile: 17h e encerramento: 20h

Dinossauros Nacionais
Local: Largo de São Francisco de Paula - Centro
Quando: Segunda, 12 de fevereiro
Concentração: 12h. Desfile: 13h e encerramento: 16h

Afroreggae
Local: Presidente Antonio Carlos - Centro
Quando: Segunda, 12 de fevereiro
Concentração: 09h. Desfile: 10h e encerramento: 15h

Balança Meu Catete
Local: Rua do Catete 227 - Catete
Quando: Segunda, 12 de fevereiro
Concentração: 15h. Desfile: 18h e encerramento: 21h

Banda do Riviera
Local: Rua Rosalinda Brant, Condomínio Riviera - Barra da Tijuca
Quando: Segunda, 12 de fevereiro
Concentração: 15h. Desfile: 17h e encerramento: 19h

Batalha dos Blocos (parado)
Local: Praia do Recreio Posto 10 - Recreio dos Bandeirantes
Quando: Segunda, 12 de fevereiro
Concentração: 10h. Desfile: 10h e encerramento: 14h

Bloco Chega Mais
Local: Rua Padre Manoel da Nóbrega - Piedade
Quando: Segunda, 12 de fevereiro
Concentração: 15h30. Desfile: 16h e encerramento: 21h

Bloco da Colônia Z-3
Local: Praia José Bonifácio - Ilha de Paquetá
Quando: Segunda, 12 de fevereiro
Concentração: 17h. Desfile: 19h e encerramento: 21h

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

QUARTA (14/02):
Amigos da Onça
Local: Praia do Flamengo - Flamengo
Quando: Quarta, 14 de fevereiro
Concentração: 06h. Desfile: 07h e encerramento: 12h

Os Filhos da P!
Local: Parque das Figueiras - Lagoa
Quando: Quarta, 14 de fevereiro
Concentração: 14h. Desfile: 15h e encerramento: 20h

Me Enterra na Quarta
Local: Praça Odílio Costa - Santa Teresa
Quando: Quarta, 14 de fevereiro
Concentração: 15h30. Desfile: 17h e encerramento: 19h30

Planta na Mente
Local: Praça Cardeal Câmara (Arcos da Lapa) - Lapa
Quando: Quarta, 14 de fevereiro
Concentração: 15h20. Desfile: 14h20 e encerramento: 21h20

Batalha dos Blocos
Local: Praia do Recreio Posto 10 - Recreio dos Bandeirantes
Quando: Quarta, 14 de fevereiro
Concentração: 10h. Desfile: 10h e encerramento: 14h

SÁBADO (17/02):
Bloco das Poderosas
Local: Av. Pres. Antonio Carlos em frente ao Terminal Menezes Cortes - Centro
Quando: Sábado, 17 de fevereiro
Concentração: 07h. Desfile: 09h e encerramento: 13h

Mulheres de Chico (parado)
Local: Praia do Leme, próximo ao Costão - Leme
Quando: Sábado, 17 de fevereiro
Concentração: 15h. Desfile: 15h e encerramento: 20h

Bafafá (parado)
Local: Praia de Ipanema, Posto 9 - Ipanema
Quando: Sábado, 17 de fevereiro
Concentração: 09h. Desfile: 09h e encerramento: 13h

Banda de Ipanema - HOMENAGEM
Local: Praca General Osório - Ipanema
Quando: Sábado, 17 de fevereiro
Concentração: 15h. Desfile: 17h30 e encerramento: 21h

Bater Funk
Local: Posto 10 do Recreio - Recreio dos Bandeirantes
Quando: Sábado, 17 de fevereiro
Concentração: 13h. Desfile: 14h e encerramento: 17h

Mistura de Santa
Local: Mirante do Rato Molhado - Santa Teresa
Quando: Sábado, 17 de fevereiro
Concentração: 17h. Desfile: 18h e encerramento: 22h

Pela Saco
Local: Praça Corumbá - Botafogo
Quando: Sábado, 17 de fevereiro
Concentração: 17h. Desfile: 18h e encerramento: 21h

Quizomba
Local: Rua do Riachuelo nº7 - Lapa
Quando: Sábado, 17 de fevereiro
Concentração: 09h. Desfile: 10h e encerramento: 13h

DOMINGO (18/02):
Desfile Monobloco
Local: Aterro do Flamengo, altura da Praça Luis de Camões - Coreto Modernista
Quando: Domingo, 18 de fevereiro
Concentração: 06h. Desfile: 09h e encerramento: 12h

Wearable Art at the Peabody Essex Museum

Calling all fans of wearable art! Here's a show that you won't want to miss, the blockbuster WOW® World of WearableArtTM  will open at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem Massachusetts on February 18 and will run through June 1, 2017. The interactive show features 32 pieces from the permanent collection of the WOW® World of WearableArtTM competition, the largest wearable art design competition in the world.

 

WOW at PEM

If you're not familiar with the WOW® World of WearableArtTM phenomenon here's a bit of background; now in its 25th year, WOW® is a New Zealand cultural event that combines a design competition component with hundreds of entrants each year from around the world, and a grand finale live runway show for winners that is attended in Wellington, NZ by over 50,000 people.

WOW World of WearableArt at the Peabody Essex Museum

 

Submissions for the competition come from sculptors, fabric artists, costume designers, and makers of all types. According to the WOW site, designers are encouraged to "get art off the walls and onto the body" and 'anything that is in any way wearable can find a place on stage, as long as it is original, beautifully designed and well-made'.

The show is guaranteed to be highly entertaining and engaging. Here's a brief overview of what to expect: 32 award-winning garments from the permanent WOW® collection, integrated audio visual presentation, integrated dynamic mobile app, STQRY, interactive workroom, designer floor talks and an exhaustive deep dive into the world of wearable art on opening day. And don't forget the gift shop! There will be a hefty exhibition catalogue, exhibition specific merchandise and Brazil's Escama Studio recycled bags, accessories and recycled pop top clothing will be available in the shop. 

World of Wearable Art at the PEM Gift Shop

 

WOW® World of WearableArtTM is presented in partnership with the New Zealand government. Carolyn and Peter S. Lynch and The Lynch Foundation provided generous support. The East India Marine Associates of the Peabody Essex Museum also provided support.

 

More information can be found here:

Peabody Essex Press Release

World Of Wearable Art Design Competition

Submit Designs to the WOW World of Wearable Art

Nick Cave Sound Suit Video

More about Nick Cave at Artsy.net

Escama Studio @ISRI Convention 2016

Just in time for Earth Day, Escama Studio will be attending the annual convention of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) at the Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, April 2-7. ISRI has been super supportive of Escama Studio to attend the event and they've been fans of our recycled aluminum handbags for some time. We've never been involved in this type of a forum before and it's possible that conference attendees will be scratching their heads wondering why we're there --  ISRI members are manufacturers and processors, brokers and industrial consumers of scrap metals, paper, electronics, rubber, plastics, glass, and textiles. But who knows, maybe the people who truly understand the material in our recycled aluminum purses will be big fans! Either way, we're thrilled to have a chance to meet so many people who are involved in the industry and it's bound to be a great place to learn and network.

So if you happen to be attending ISRI 2016 or if you just happen to be in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay please stop by and say hello. We'll be in the lobby, dressed in this recycled aluminum Valkyrie outfit. (Joking)

A Sustainable Life in Art & Fashion

Sara Basehart is a friend of ours who has a colorful life that's rich in art, fashion and creativity. From her home, to her business and her art, re-purposing and recycling plays a role in everything she does. And it's done with panache. Hers is a story that we had to share it on the blog.

Hi Sara, thank you for talking with us!

Escama: You live in Taos, NM. What’s it like? It seems like it has its own thing going on, far removed from the hipster circuit of Portland, Austin, San Francisco, Brooklyn. How do you describe Taos?

Sara: Taos is unique in many ways. Nestled at the base of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains it’s a mesa crossed by deep gorges and sagebrush, with a sky so wide open the sunsets often empty restaurants. Diners are drawn outside to stare at the sky in amazement as it fills with colors too intense to describe with mere words. With over 300 days of sunshine a year, we still see enough snow that our ski valley is world famous. Culturally, we are diverse with strong influences from the Taos Pueblo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and creative influences from Spain, Mexico, and over a hundred years of being an art colony. But my favorite thing about Taos is how it is so genuine, so real, in a world where so many people feel stifled, Taos sets you free to be anything you can imagine.

Escama: Sounds like someplace that we need to visit. Is that where you’re originally from or did it pull you in?

Sara: I am originally from Oxford, Mississippi. If there was an opposite to Taos this might be it. I grew up as a reluctant southerner in a community that really wished I would just stop being so weird. Luckily, my mom saw the creative potential in me and always encouraged me to embrace opportunity. A year abroad in high school changed my life when I realized there was a whole world out there. I got back off that plane in MS with a blue Mohawk and a big smile on my face as my small town collectively had an aneurysm at the sight of me. I knew then that I’d be leaving the South behind. It took until after college, but I stumbled into Taos, NM in 1991 and it was like coming home. Hard to describe it, but imagine an inexplicable desire to weep with joy because you are so alive, so happy, so overwhelmed with the potential of each new day…I still feel that way after 24 years.

Trashion in Taos, NM

Escama: You have your own shop there, Seconds Eco Store. Do you have a particular fascination with recycled things?

Sara: My husband and I built our own home out on the mesa west of Taos. It is called an earthship- an off grid house constructed of recycled materials. They are common in this area, and there are hundreds of them the world over. Instead of trying to explain them, I’ll just say you can find more information at www.earthship.com. So, we spent years building our beautiful recycled house and as we grew up and had babies I stopped working my more conventional jobs and began crafting at home and costuming for our local schools. At some point I had an epiphany that I should be doing everything with recycled materials and it caused an explosion of creativity in my life. The concept of my store started as a secret dream, one I talked of only to my husband always starting with “Someday…” After 9 years of dreaming about it, I finally found the right space to pursue it and now we are in our 6th year of business!

Escama: Your shop, Seconds Eco sells cool recycled products but you also have a broader mission with your shop, an educational component?

Sara:Our mission is to bring the fun back into being green. To help people see that recycled also means clean new products made from old materials. We also have a strong element of solar power to many items in the store, from solar toys and lights to radiometers and solar chargers. Ideally we’d like to do crafting classes and workshops, but haven’t gotten that far yet. I realized soon after opening that the administrative duties of keeping a store open and running would severely limit my crafting time, and one of the ways I deal with that is to teach people how to make the things I wish I had time to do, provide them with the materials, and then buy back the finished product. That way we can spread a little bit of our success around our community and enable people to make a little side income when they have complicated lives.

Escama: Now comes the big question…. Your interest in recycling doesn’t stop there, you also create fashion out of trash (“trashion”), right?

Upcycled Dress at Seconds Eco Store

Sara: In Taos there has been a recycled runway called The Glam Trash Fashion Show since 2001. I used to watch it every year and think “I really want to do that! But I’m too busy.” Then, finally, in 2012 I participated in my first show. It was incredible! I found that my costuming background combined with my varied crafting skills gave me a special ability to make pretty much anything I could think up. At this point I am now one of the main organizers of our annual runway, and it is the highlight of my year. The dress I made last year is in a museum in Albuquerque and my new dress is in my store downtown in Taos being actively worked on right now! Finding a hidden talent within myself as an adult has been inspirational and quite a lot of fun.

Escama: That’s awesome. When I was a kid in elementary school I glued macaroni bow tie pasta to a Cambell’s soup can and then spray painted it silver. (it’s a family heirloom and who knows, it may have been the earliest inspiration for Escama Studio). Do you have one thing that you can remember that got you interested in creating fashion from trash, ‘trashion’?

Sara: It was watching all the creativity on the runway at the Glam Trash Fashion Show. In a town full of artists, you can imagine the incredible outfits. It was inspiring and intimidating at the same time. I had always altered my clothing, ever since I learned to sew when I was around 8 years old, and I always made my own Halloween costumes too, but creating high couture in unexpected alternative materials wasn’t on my list until watching the GTFS.

Trashion at Seconds Eco Store, Taos NM

Escama: I did a Google search on the word ‘trashion’ and I was amazed to see that there are ‘trashion’ fashion shows and contests all over the place – from Hawaii to Alaska and even in New Zealand and Calcutta! How deep into it are you? Do you just do the Trashion show in Taos NM or do you also travel and compete?

 Sara: At this point, I do try to make one outstanding piece and compete within NM in order to try and win cash prizes to bring home and use as cash prizes in our own contest. I’m sure it would make more sense to most people to write grants and apply for donations or something, but I don’t know how to do that. Last year I managed to win $1000 in varied contests. And I did try to apply for the world famous World of Wearable Art contest in New Zealand, but I filled out the application last minute as I was boarding a plane to Mexico for an adventure and I was disqualified because I rushed and didn’t follow all the application instructions. I still had a great time in Mexico though!

Escama: I’ve heard of the Art Car Parade in Houston (we sell to the Beer Can House / Orange Show Center for the Visual Arts) is there any overlap with ‘Trashion’ fashion people and Art Car people??

Sara: That, I do not know. Not here anyways.

Escama: Where are some of the ‘must go’ places / events in the world of ‘Trashion’?

Sara: I’m still a small town girl. I would have to say Taos’ Glam Trash Fashion Show is the best one ever, anywhere. But that’s just my opinion.

Escama: Okay, finally, can you share some of the best ‘Trashion’ pieces that you have created, or show some outstanding pieces that you have seen?

Sara: With pleasure! These are all mine, but there are many, many incredible outfits all over the internet by artists from all over the world.

The Finished Dress

Thanks Sara!!

Wearable Art, 'Glam Trash' in Taos, NM

Taos, New Mexico has a well deserved reputation as a free spirited creative community. Last weekend they blocked off streets and created a runway for the 'Glam Trash Fashion Show', a community celebration of wearable art and 'trashion' (trash fashion). My friend in Taos, Sara Basehart, sent me an email today with this cool video of the event, take a look!

Sara has a shop in Taos called Seconds Eco Store. Seconds is our most unique customer: they're a retailer of Escama bags AND they're our un-official repair shop! Missing a zipper? Got a loose thread? Sara and her friends at Seconds Eco have helped us refurbish numerous damaged bags. (Sara is actually in the video, "I'm the one with the horns and the swagger")

If you're looking for ideas for your next 'trashion' creation? Click on the video below. You can also see photos of the event on the Glam Trash Facebook page

The Brazil Live Project: An Interview with Samuel J

The Brasil Live Project is a musical collaboration with a mighty mission: to unify society and promote social integration of all people in Brazil. Conceived by Cornish born musician Samuel J, it brings together a wide array of Brazilian songwriters including Gabriel Pensador, Tato (Falamansa), Dani Black, Fenandinho Beat Box and Olodum. Samuel J is in California preparing to record in Los Angeles and we had a chance to talk to him about the Brazil Live Project and the inspiration behind his music.

 

 Escama: How long have you been living in Brazil and what attracted you there?

SJ: I have been involved with Brazil since I was 19. I fell in love with the vibrancy of the nature and the people, particularly admiring the courageous "alegria"cheerfulness of the less fortunate. I discovered a strong connection with the "alma brasiliero" and my music. The great friendships I made and love of tropical lifestyle the fruits, the clear ocean waves, the endless possibilities of exploration in the sun kissed lands all pulled me back to Brazil every winter I'm Europe Oh and Acai gods greatest fruit gift ! Probably the most important reason !! Haha

Escama: You have the opportunity to work with many talented Brazilian musicians. Is there a reason you wanted to mix music with social responsibility in a country with so much diversity?

SJ: Brazil is a fountain of talent and some of the greatest of them don't ever get a chance or opportunity to be recognized by a greater population. The very reason that I sacrificed so much and dedicated so much time in Brazil was for a dream to create a project that would stage the colour and voice of pure talents both those with a mass national following and those hidden in the depths of culture. My own music is based on the belief that their is great goodness in this world which we can use to help amend and bring balance, it exists in all of us and music is one if it's most powerful channels. The path in Brazil led me to work with some of the greats and thankfully now the hard work has been done we are in the best position to benefit the social projects interwoven with what I do.

Escama: What would you like to accomplish with the Brazil Live Project?

SJ: From the music comes everything. I wish to create something that is solid from the inside out not just the impression. Foremost I want to create great music with pure and unconditional intentions, music of a high compositional quality, that touches people and sparks something positive in people. I don't strive to be unique because all music should be unique if music comes from the heart, then it will be unique, as all hearts are individual.
I want the project to draw attention to the talented people of the Brazilian nation, to spread a conscious message that everyone relates too. Working with children is essential to that as they are the generation who will have to implement the ideals of this time. I am doing this already through music and film.
I want to put a Brazilian based band on the world map, and give an opportunity to the projects musicians who are all of Brazilian descent to have the opportunity to play in the world festival scene ! I would like to bring my music to the Brazilian population.

Escama: Which musicians inspired you when you were growing up?

SJ: So many !! Mostly my sister and my friends. I am greatly inspired by what I see and feel from places and the many admirable people I meet ! That is the base of my music it doesn't come from hearing other music. My sister - My sister lives the philosophy be the change you want to see in the world. She is my biggest single inspiration to my music.

Escama: If you have one thing that that you want to communicate to your fans and to people who have never even heard you before, what would it be?

SJ: Firstly music is best off shared ! And I believe in the unifying power of music ! I have my greatest works to be released later this year, and in the mean time would like to give an opportunity to feel the music, you can download allot of it on soundcloud. Then connect to video sites and my digital diary aka Facebook from there. I also love hearing feedback !

Escama: Are you on tour in the US now?

SJ: Yes, I have been for the last 2 months now I am focusing on recording my next album in California and doing a few shows.

Escama: Where will you be going in the weeks and months to come?

SJ: Onwards and upwards I hope ! I will be bicoastal between Cali and New York and I am currently sourcing the musicians for the new album which I will be recording in and around LA. There is so much new material being released over the next few weeks from all the work in Brazil so so looking forward to sharing that and seeing the happiness manifest from all those involved and out to the world !

Bless
X May Music Light The Way x

The Brasil Live Project's Official Trailer

 

Samuel J - Colorful Vibration

Join Us For Lunch!

If you're in the East Bay today stop by and have lunch with us! We'll be at the über-hip PUBLIC MARKET in Emeryville for their Summer Design Market. We hope to see you there!