Rio de Janeiro
I missed Carnaval, but this Samba show dazzled with the
same costumes, varying from ornate layers to almost nothing.
Bang the Drum Loudly.  Samba is big on drums.
Women's samba costumes can display virtually
everything, as best demonstrated by the dancer below.
The next Carnaval Samba Parades in
Rio will likely be in February.  They
are 8-10 hours long.  Good luck
getting grandstand tickets.
Several of the Samba show's most elaborate costumes.
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Tango and Samba Falls