The Carnival in Rio de Janeiro is the biggest carnival in the world with almost 2 million people in the street every day. It is held every year before the Lent. The carnival first started in the year 1723.
The main carnival attraction is the parade where revelers, floats, and adornments which come from the different Samba schools located in Rio. The significance of Samba school is that it composed of people from a locality that wanted to celebrate and take part in the carnival together.
In the parade, there are rules and regulations that everyone needs to follow. There is a special order that the groups need to follow. The first one to go is the one that appears first. They follow the comissão de frente rule. The group is made up of 10-15 people who showcase their mood and style in the presentation. They practice for the carnival before coming to the parade. There is a story in every dance which they choreograph and perform in the parade. According to the comissão de frente rule, the first float of samba school is the “bare-alas” which is followed by Mestre-sala and Porta-Bandeira.
As the main parade continues, there are many similar events are held in other parts of the country. There are many street festivals that you can witness during the festivals. Thousands and thousands of people attend these street festivals. This is the festival of love and dance so leave behind your elegance and start dancing with the tunes of the music. Everyone can participate in the street carnival. Bands and blocks can be seen in the street carnival as there is nothing to be hesitated about just jump into the carnival and enjoy. The most popular band of Rio is the Banda de Ipanema. This band was created in the year 1965 and is very famous all over the world.
The essence of the Rio carnival is Dance and Music. The most popular dance is Samba which is known for its African influences. It is not just a very important dance during the carnival but also outside the carnivals in other parts of the country. The dance is same as it was ears back. The local people were very much successful in keeping the dance authentic keeping the western influence out of it.
Music is another important aspect of the carnival. According to the music city, Samba carnival instruments are very important part of Brazil and the Rio de Janeiro carnival which serves amazing and irresistible beats that allows people to explode in the carnival dancing freely forgetting everything else. The Samba that is used in the carnival is known as Battucanada. This is based on percussion instruments. It is a rhythmic sense that allows you to dance sing and then parade at the same time. That is the reason why the Battucanada style is so popular among the people all over the country.
During the carnival, there are several street parades that continue all over the country. You can see blocks, and bands that takes place all over the city. At a given time 300 bandas can take part. The biggest party in the street takes place outside the Sambadrome. The largest organized street dance takes place in the Cinelândia Square in Rio’s Centro. In the year 2012, there were 2 million people who were in the street of Rio de Janeiro to participate in the Cordão da Bola Preta bloco. In the year 2015, there were almost 5 million people who participated in the carnival.
The Sambadromec was constructed in the year 1984; there was something that was not in the plans. That was to move the street parades from the downtown area to a specific, ticketed performance area. After that, some of the samba schools understood the thing and got motivated to use the carnival tradition to occupy the streets with parades or blocos. Most of the people are from the local communities. This is open to all not just for the local communities.