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Rio's Carnaval Champion is... Mangueira!

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 02/11/2016 - 10:18 am

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Excitement was high in Rio de Janeiro, when Mangueira, one of the most traditional and respected samba schools in Brazil, was declared winner yesterday of the 2016 Rio Carnival parade championship.
The samba ensemble won its 18th title with a sumptuous samba parade on Monday night that involved 4,300 participants in a blur of costumes, pounding music and fantastical floats. Fans of the samba school, which is rooted in Rio’s Mangueira favela, screamed and leapt in joy as the results were read out at a ceremony in the purpose-bu ...

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