Tijuca Wins Rio Carnival

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Unidos da Tijuca wins this year’s carnival! The verdict is in, Unidos da Tijuca samba school wins this year’s Rio de Janeiro’s carnival parade at the Avenida Marquês de Sapucaí also known as the Sambódromo. Theirs was a parade dedicated to Formula 1, winning by 0.1 points over Salgueiro. To me though Portela was last night’s real winner. A school of the people, they have in no way a big budget compared to the others, but their ‘Bateria’ (drummers) and sambistas are among Brazil’s best! They showed the world that with very little and lots of creativity they can accomplish a lot. They haven’t won a title in over 3 decades, but I have seen them make a real comeback in the past 7 years!

The Unidos da Tijca Parade

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