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Rio - The Heart of Carnaval

BRAZIL | Thu, 22 Aug 2013 | By extraordinaryexperiences | Views [5875] | Video

In February of 2013, I jumped on a plane with my talented cameraman/director Brian Rapsey and headed off to Rio for Carnaval. We were there mentoring the winners of the 2013 Travel Film Scholarship and ourselves looking to capture what the essense ... Read more >

Tags: carnivale, rio carnivale, rio samba, samba, samba schools, sambadromo, world nomads

Pedra do Sal, Birthplace of Samba

BRAZIL | Tue, 6 Aug 2013 | By connectlocally | Views [4289] | Video

In February 2013, I had the absolute pleasure of travelling to Rio for Carnivale with the winners of World Nomads Travel Film Scholarship . Not only was it a great opportunity to mentor two young aspiring filmmakers, it also gave me the chance to indulge ... Read more >

Tags: brazil, pedro do sal, rio, rio music, rio travel, samba, samba music, world nomads

Festivals and Fortresses in Helsinki

FINLAND | Fri, 10 Jun 2011 | By drmitch | Views [647]

After managing to turn off my alarm in my sleep I had to rush down to the 7am ferry for Helsinki. Luckily I made it with time to spare and, after sitting outside while we left, I soon had to shelter from the cold wind and smokers on the deck ... Read more >

Tags: festivals, fortress, helsinki, olympic stadium, samba, seurasaari island, suomenlinna

Reveillon or... things to do in Rio when you´re sober

BRAZIL | Sun, 16 Jan 2011 | By electric_scribe | Views [853] | Video

So I´m not sure about you, but I definitely saw New Year's Eve (Reveillon, as they call it in Brazil) as a time to get dressed up, get wasted, and get to making your first bad decisions of the new year. Every year the very congenial Cariocas make room ... Read more >

Tags: 2011, beach, celebration, copacabana, fireworks, new years eve, reveillon, samba

Day Three: Street Samba and Cachaça

USA | Mon, 3 Jan 2011 | By electric_scribe | Views [584] | Video

The people in Brazil are instantly endearing. At first Rio´s few English speaking locals may turn off travelers looking for an easy time. It´s really ironic because one of my main reasons for not being the biggest fan of the city when I first arrived ... Read more >

Tags: cachaça, centro, churrasco, cordão do bola preta, farafo, gauchos, lapa, samba, zungo

February, Rio De Janeiro Carnaval, Brazil

BRAZIL | Fri, 16 Jan 2009 | By worldfestivals | Views [4270] | Video

Dates: Mardi Gras is French for ‘Fat Tuesday’, and while the day is known for its unbridled anarchy, it takes sobriety to calculate the date of this party. Ash Wednesday (the beginning of Lent) is 40 days before Easter (excluding Sundays) and Fat ... Read more >

Tags: brazil, carnivale, costumes, drumming, mardi gras, samba, street parade, world festivals

 

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