The Brazil Show Salgueiro
It's Fat Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday which marks
the start of the Lenten period for Christians. On Mardi Gras
Tuesday in various parts of the world the Carnivals are in full
swing even as I type this, especially in Brazil.
Now when I think of Brazil I think first of the music and rhythms
which are so pulsating and passionate that they
captivate people the world over. Stan Getz, James Taylor,
Sting, Michael Franks and countless other musicians all
owe a great debt to Brazilian music for the way it has
influenced their musical vision. If you've never heard of
The Girl From Ipanema then you're either too young or
too naive (not necessarily ignorant)
When it's Carnival that we talk about, then most people
think of the beautiful women, the beaches, and the
dancing and partying.
As Carnival time draws near in the days leading up
to Fat Tuesday (the day before Ash Wednesday)
the most famous of all dance traditions is on view
in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Preparations are intense and competition between the
various Samba dance troops and floats is something
worth a visit via the web if not in person.
Visit Salgueiro Samba School in Rio de Janeiro as they
prepare for Carnival :
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