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Category Archives: Samba school

Michelle Fernandes: iG Passista dancer of Rio for 2013


Michelle Fernandes was recently crowned the iG Passista dance of Rio for 2013. In a previous article, Michelle spoke a bit about her victory and what it means for her … Continue reading

December 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Meet Michelle: Rio’s 2013 Carnaval season passista dancer


Note from BW of Brazil: Hard as it may be to believe, but Carnaval season n Brazil is right around the corner. In Rio, another brown-skinned beauty was named Rio’s … Continue reading

December 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Josiane Lyra is the first black Miss Plus Size of Brazil


Note from BW of Brazil: Although when most men think of Brazilian women, there is a certain image that comes to mind, Brazil, like any other country, has a wide … Continue reading

December 11, 2013 · 2 Comments

Happy Birthday to singer and state deputy Leci Brandão!


Note from BW of Brazil: OK, so we’re a day late…But, here’s a Happy (belated) Birthday (Parabéns! Feliz Aniversário!) wish to one of Brazil’s most beloved Samba singers and now … Continue reading

September 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Happy belated birthday to Dona Ivone Lara: A living legend of Brazilian Samba


Note from BW of Brazil: This post is dedicated to the life and career of one of the great Samba singer/composers, Dona Ivone Lara, whose birthday was two days ago, … Continue reading

April 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Bryce Caniçali of Vitória, Espírito Santo – photo gallery 1


Bryce Caniçali, of Vitória, Espírito Santo (photo gallery 2) Queen of the Drumbeat of Boa Vista Samba school

March 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Pâmella Gomes, Princess of the Tom Maior Samba School: From a family dedicated to the Samba of Carnaval


Pâmella Gomes circulates through the Tom Maior Samba School rehearsal as you would in your own home. “I love it here. It’s my second family,” says the morena (1) that is one … Continue reading

February 23, 2013 · Leave a comment