The Portuguese brought the Carnival to Brazil in the 16th century. The celebrations were augmented with samba, frevo, maracatu and, recently, with axé and funk (types of brazilian dances). Although it is not an originally Brazilian party, Brazil embraced it and adopted it in such a way that today it is known as “the country of the Carnival”. The party has become one of the nation’s top tourist attractions, moving a million-dollar industry every year.
“Brazil gives the air of his grace from Icarus to Rubem Berta – The urge to fly!”
Certainly, at no point in the decades of the annual parades of the Rio de Janeiro carnival samba schools, was there more significant representation of flying. Millions of feathers of various species and colors decorate the fantasies…
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