The carnival producer, “Carnavalesco” in samba/carnaval language is the main responsible for the ‘carnival’ show presented by theSamba-Schools at the parade. In the initial parades of 1930´s and 1940´s, carnival producers had varied and somewhat unspecified functions, since everything was still done in a very improvised and amateur manner. Most of them had impressive artistic talent, but no formal art education, from a university or academy. Their knowledge on materials, fabrics, structures and the engineering came ‘from the streets’. Most of these early Carnival Producers were members of the Samba-Schools they supported and were associated. They were loyal enthusiasts and would never leave that school for another one. As an example, in Portela, the second oldest Samba-School in Brazil, the Carnival Producer was one of its founders itself, Paulo da Portela. Payment was also out of the question. They would develop their artistic talent for their love and devotion to the Samba-schools and Carnaval.
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