Live coverage has begun from Rio. Bahia’s coverage began on Thursday and continues! Catch it all live online via your computer with our Guide to Watching Carnival in Brazil (see below).
Carnival 2014 began at 6pm ET from Bahia, Brazil, the cultural heart of the nation. You can follow all the events live with the information provided in our 2014 Guide to Carnival. We explain what takes place during Carnival and provide a schedule of the events. Last, but not least, we give you all the weblinks to legally stream the events from home!
You can watch all the spectacle and pageantry that is Carnaval in Rio right here. We have all the weblinks needed to watch the live streams from Rio de Janeiro, Bahia and Sao Paulo. As a special gift, we are attempting to get some access to the coverage from Colombia as well! But, back to Rio. Here is the marching order for the Rio Special Group!
1 9 p.m. IMPÉRIO DA TIJUCA Batuk
2 between 10:05 and 10:22 p.m. GRANDE RIO Verdes olhos de Maysa sobre o mar, no caminho: Maricá
3 between 11:05 and 11:44 p.m. SÃO CLEMENTE Favela
4 between 00:15 and 01:06 a.m. MANGUEIRA A festança brasileira cai no samba da Mangueira
5 between 01:20 and 02:28 a.m. SALGUEIRO Gaia, a vida em nossas mãos
6 between 02:25 and 03:50 a.m. BEIJA-FLOR DE NILÓPOLIS O astro iluminado da comunicação brasileira
Our Guide to watching Carnival in Brazil should be available on Friday, February 21, 2014.
And, here is the 2014 samba of Mocidade!
Carnival is almost upon us. The samba schools are getting their last minute preparations completed. The equipment is stored in Samba City. Hopefully, there will be no fire at the facility this year!
Below is the video of the official 2014 samba is Imperatriz. This school will march in the 100,000-seat Sambadromo on the big night in Rio. We will provide the live streaming information here. Stay tuned!
Yes, that is correct, Carnaval is almost upon us. Be sure to keep posted on the latest events from Rio de Janeiro, Bahia and Sao Paulo right here on the Brazil Travel Center Blog. Live streaming from all three locations begins on the Thursday before Fat Tuesday (I’ll explain later for the uninitiated). We will provide the weblinks that will allow you to watch all the events live!
Most viewers enjoy the live stream so much that they begin planning a visit to Brazil. It is never too early to begin planning!
During Carnival each Samba school attempts to outdo the others to win the championship. People practice almost an entire year for the parade through the streets and Sambadrome. The judges rate the schools based on the quality of their song, dance and costumes. Each song (or samba) tells a story, quite often the history of Brazil or another Latin American nation.
here is Salgueiro’s (a.k.a. the star’s of Carnaval) 2014 samba.
1. Rio De Janeiro
The perennial champion still tops the list. Rio offers a beautiful landscape of lush mountains, sandy beaches and rain forests! Rio is the party city of Brazil.
2. Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
The cultural heart of Brazil. Black culture is the heart of Bahia.
3. Cartagena, Colombia
Up-and-coming city on our list. Located on the Caribbean coast, Cartagena is an eclectic environment fusing African, Spanish and Native American cultures.
Hollywood Beach in Cartagena
4. New Orleans, Louisiana
Jazz and good food make the Big Easy a favorite. The South’s party town.
5. Mississippi Delta, Mississippi
Traditionally this region has had the highest percentage of blacks. Blues music invented here on the plantations. The jazz fests are great times to visit.
6. Accra, Ghana
Be sure to check out the coast and Elmina, the waiting station for slaves headed to the Americas.
7. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
8. Port au Prince Haiti
9. Panama City, Panama
Every Colombia city possesses its own flavor. In Cali, the vibe is Salsa. People consider Cali the Salsa capital of the world!
1. Limon, Costa Rica.
2. Barranquilla, Colombia