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Carnaval
In Brazil
Carnival CDs, Books, Links & Samba-Enredos

Samba On Your Feet (The Documentary)


Pure Brazil 2: Rio Bahia Carnival

 

 


Carnaval in Brazil

Since their beginning in 1928, the escolas de samba have been an integral part of Rio's Carnaval and have evolved into a grand spectacle, an overwhelming experience for both participants and observers. The parade of the escolas encompasses dazzling floats, outlandish costumes, thousands of dancers, and veritable symphony orchestras of rhythm. It is like a giant popular opera, with so much happening, musically and visually, that you can't possibly take it all in at once...

Also See:

Axe Music CDs & Carnival in Bahia

Brazil: City & Travel Guides

Carnaval: The Samba Schools of Rio
Books, DVDs, and Samba-Enredo CDs

Samba On Your Feet (The Documentary)

Samba On Your Feet (DVD)

This lively film goes behind the scenes of the samba and carnival world in Rio de Janeiro to reveal how the cultural clash of the African/Black and European/White cultures gave birth to a new tradition. The historian Haroldo Costa, an expert in carioca folklore, explains how African slaves' beliefs, gods and music mixed with Spanish Catholic and Indian influences centuries ago to create the remarkable fusion that is Brazilian culture. The historian Haroldo Costa, an expert in carioca folklore, explains how African slaves' beliefs, gods and music mixed with Spanish Catholic centuries ago to create the remarkable fusion that is Brazilian culture. The film includes interviews with many active performers and writers of samba such as the composer and singer Xango da Mangueira. He recalls the first days of caival in Rio de Janeiro when he and his fellow performers sang and danced in the streets but were treated like vagrants and harassed by the police. Mae Helena D'Oxosse, a priestess in the umbanda tradition, incorporates samba in her religious practices and carries on a tradition among her working-class followers that is five hundred years old. --Amazon.com
 

Carnaval

Carnaval (DVD)

A comprehensive analysis of the carnaval participants is presented as a prelude to the parade. In doing so, one has a better understanding of the makeup of each group exhibiting. The parade itself was very well depicted with all its enthusiasum and glory. I have witnessed the parade in person and this DVD very vividly recreated the color, pulse, and excitement of having been there. I recommend it to anyone wanting to witness people thoroughly enjoying their participation in the annual event preceeding Lent. --an Amazon reviewer


Carnival in Rio

Carnival In Rio (book)
photos by Helmet Teissel
available used
 

Frommer's Portable Rio de Janeiro

Rio De Janeiro Guide Books


Sambas de Enredo Collections

Sambas de Enredo das Escolas de Samba: Carnaval 2008

Sambas de Enredo: Carnaval 2008

Sambas de Enredo: Carnaval 2009

Sambas de Enredo: Carnaval 2010


Sambas De Enredo Do Carnaval 2006: Rio De Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro's Escolas De Samba
Sambas De Enredo Do Carnaval 2006


Sambas de Enredo Do Carnaval 2005: Rio de Janeiro

Sambas De Enredo Do Carnaval 2005
sambas from Rio de Janeiro's top escolas de
samba
(samba schools) for Carnaval (Carnival)
 

Sambas de Enredo 2004

Sambas De Enredo 2004


Sambas De Enredo 2002

Sambas De Enredo 2002
samba themes of Rio's great
samba schools (escolas de samba)
for the 2002 Carnival


Samba de Carneval de Brasil

Samba De Carnaval De Brasil
Various Samba Schools & Groups
(1989)


Batucada Brasileira

Batucada Brasileira
Escola de Samba Mocidade Independente
(two CDs, 2002)

Batucada Brasileira (CD)
samba batucada rhythms


Batucada, Vol. 2

Batucada, Vol. 2

More Samba CDs

More Samba-Enredo CDs
 

Samba & Carnaval Guides

The Brazilian Sound: Samba, Bossa Nova, and the Popular Music of Brazil

The Brazilian Sound: Samba, Bossa Nova
and the Popular Music of Brazil (Book)

 

Frommer's Portable Rio de Janeiro

Rio De Janeiro Guide Books


More Samba CDs:

Acustico MTV

Samba CDs & Artists

Pagode Samba CDs

Batucada CDs