Escola de Samba Mangueira
The escola de samba was like nothing I have seen before. The dancers and musicians were amazing! I enjoyed seeing all of the dancers and the wonderful costumes. The music and energy was infectious and got everyone dancing! It was definitely one of the best activities to do in Rio!
Nivol Niemi, Alaska USA
Carnival is arriving and Escola de Samba Mangueira is getting ready with our Japanese student Saaya as one of the passistas! As we do every month we went to visit the Escola to enjoy the wonderful show that they do training as you enjoy samba, dance and fun, lots of fun.
We did some warm up with some caipirinhas and some explanation about carnival and Samba Schools and after some chat, music started and passistas show up dancing with their amazing moves around.
All the students got surprised as seeing casual people and kids dancing almost so good as passistas. Escola de Samba Mangueira is the oldest existing Samba School and is one of the best Schools in Rio.
We had students enjoying and dancing from USA, France, Germany, Colombia, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Croatia, Perú, Austria and Holland. Everybody tried to dance and they discovered it is not so difficult as it looks!
Would you like to try?