Carnaval do Rio de Janeiro/Rio de Janeiro Carnival

Travel Latina

Co-authored by: Cindy Medina and Stacey Julie Lopez

“Brasil, terra boa e gostosa

Colors Photograph by: Cindy Medina

Da morena sestrosa

De olhar indiscreto

O Brasil samba que dá

Bamboleio que faz gingar

O Brasil do meu amor

Terra de Nosso Senhor

Brasil pra mim

Pra mim, pra mim!”

Costume Photograph by: Norberto Soto


My Brazilian Brazil

My good-looking mulatto

I’m going to sing you in my verses

Brazil, samba that gives

A swing that makes you sway

Brazil of my love,

Land of Our Lord…”

Aquarela Do Brasil – Ary Barrosso

The first time I listened to those words, I was standing in the middle of a crowd of what I would say felt like over 100,000 people during o Carnaval do Rio de Janeiro in 2013. The live samba sounds vibrated through all of our bodies making it completely impossible to stay still. People of all ages are out…

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