Where is the Museum of the Sambadrome?
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Where is the Museum of the Sambadrome?

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There is a small Carnival Museum at the Sambodromo, about the size of a suburban family home. It has exhibits telling the story of Carnival and samba. Several former costumes are also on display. Entrance is free of charge and is open 11:00-17:00, Tuesday-Sunday. It is located downtown on Rua Marqu ...
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How are the Queens of drummer?
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How are the Queens of drummer?

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This is a beautiful female samba dancer standing in front while introducing the Percussionists to the crowd. She is supposed to motivate and inspire the hundreds of male drummers behind her. ...
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How are the queens of carnival?
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How are the queens of carnival?

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The Queen of Carnival is chosen by a contest based on her beauty, self-assurance, sociability, ease of expression, congeniality and samba abilities but all in all she must have the "carnival spirit".  The 2nd and the 3rd place candidates in the contest are named the Princesses of Carnival. ...
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Who is the King Momo?
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Who is the King Momo?

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"Momo" is the name of the god of mockery in the Greek mythology, and according to Carnival tradition, King Momo should be jolly and as big as a house. Legend suggests that he was expelled from the Olympus to come and settle down in Rio, the City of Carnival. The Rio Carnival officially opens with t ...
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Portela wears blue and excitement to receive Diogo Nogueira
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Portela wears blue and excitement to receive Diogo Nogueira

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The portelense definitely is a magical moment in their relationship with the school, after years of loathing sorrows and disappointments. With the crowded court, one of the most illustrious sons of Portela, Diogo Nogueira, presented to an audience thrilled at Portelão, this Saturday night in the se ...
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