Weekend filled with samba

Weekend filled with samba.

Weekend filled with samba.

Serata ‘na escola de samba’. Notte strepitosa nel cuore del carnevale Rio; un palco, cantanti e molti ballerini hanno animato la serata all’insegna della samba. É stato un sabato sera tipicamente carioca; appena entrati nella scuola era giá festa, si cantavano gli inni della scuola, in questo caso Salghero, si sambava e naturalmente si beveva caipirinha. I brasiliani sono molto socievoli e sempre allegri e non é mancata occasione di conoscere gente per praticare il portoghese e per sambare tutti insieme. Grazie a Rio & learn per questa meravigliosa opportunitá; un sabato sera da ripetere assolutamente.

Amedeo Bellagamba, Italy.

Students at Quadra do Salgueiro.

Students at Quadra do Salgueiro.

Since in Rio, the pre-carnival vibes are upon us, our Portuguese students enjoyed a weekend filled with samba. Besides the blocos, that already spark up the city, we took saturday night to enjoy samba at quadra do Salgueiro, one of Rio´s most famous samba schools. Our students got to experience a bit of carnaval and it’s magic. As Salgueiro was giving it’s presentation, the students learned words such as comissão de frente, mestre sala e porta bandeira, passistas, baianas e velha guarda. The quadra do salgueiro was packed, and people were singing and dancing with excitement their samba enredo ópera dos malandros.
Our students practiced a lot of portuguese as they sang along with the samba school. They had a lot of fun practicing the words that are hard to pronouce. After a lot of samba and caipirinhas, Sunday finally arrived, but our party at salgueiro was far from over. We gathered in a circle and started dancing and singing as a group! It was a weekend filled with samba and loads of fun.
If you are looking to learn Portuguese and have fun at the same time, you definitely belong at Rio & Learn and our RioLIVE! Activities!!!
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Would you like to know how the night could be? Check out our RioLIVE! Blog:
December 2015 Portuguese and Samba
October 2015 Caipirinhas at Salgueiro
September 2015 Night at Mangueira
August 2015 Samba-enredo
June 2015 Salgueiro Convida
February 2015 Para sempre Mangueira
January 2015 With our japanese student at Salgueiro
December 2014 Mangueira Samba School
November 2014 Mangueira Samba School
October 2014 Tem amor nesse tempero at Salgueiro
August 2014 Fun at Salgueiro
July 2014 Cuíca at Salgueiro
February 2014 Last Ensaio at Mangueira
January 2014 Escola de Samba Mangueira
November 2013 visit to Escola de Samba Mangueira!
October 2013 visit to Escola de Samba Salgueiro!
September 2013 visit to Escola de Samba Salgueiro!
August 2013 visit to Escola de Samba Salgueiro!
July 2013 visit to Escola de Samba Salgueiro!

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