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Samba faculties rehearse within the streets of Rio de Janeiro

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Carnival celebrations are returning to Rio de Janeiro

Samba faculties have been rehearsing within the streets forward of the principle occasion scheduled for February nineteenth and twentieth.

Annually samba faculties select a theme for his or her parade. Themes range from tributes to artists, international locations and cultures to social points.

“I believe Salgueiro’s present (this 12 months, Ed.) talks about all this stuff, individuals who choose others and say what they’re doing is unsuitable with out even taking a look at themselves first. It’s a thought for everyone”, mentioned 3712 months previous Patrick Carvalho, choreographer at Salgueiro Samba College.

Salgueiro Samba College will convey a message of freedom and like to tens of hundreds of spectators reflecting the bitter political divide that continues to roil the nation after the elections final December.

“Our message is about what we dwell day by day, sadly. About prejudice. About individuals who need to be homeowners of the reality and solely see fault in others. Salgueiro (samba college, Ed.) needs to cease all that on the day of the parade, sending this message to the entire world, not solely Brazil, the entire world, so we dwell in a greater place”, promised André Vaz, President of Salgueiro Samba College.

Sixty-seven 12 months previous seamstress Maria de Aquino left a message of hope.

“Freedom, freedom of speech, freedom to dwell, equality. A world with extra love. That’s what we’ll ask for within the parade”, she mentioned.

That is the primary time because the begin of the pandemic that Brazil celebrates Carnival in February.