Although Carnaval is celebrated in towns and villages throughout Brasil and other Catholic countries, Rio de Janeiro has long been regarded as the Carnaval Capital of the World. Carnaval Rio, is not only the biggest, it is also the benchmark against which every other Carnaval is compared. And one of the most interesting artistic events on the Globe. Occurring annually, with 5 days of celebration, 40 days before Easter.
It usually happens in February, the hottest month in the Southern Hemisphere, when the Rio summer is at its peak. And almost everyone has heard of Carnaval Rio, and seen at least a glimpse of the TV coverage, which is watched with envy by millions around the world, all of them just wishing that they could be there. But no one has seen it the way Aladdin Artists will capture it.
Aladdin Artists will delve deep into its origins and those responsible for continuing the tradition. We will talk with the composers of the music and take a deep look and close listen, to what makes the samba enredo, so compelling. And we will talk with one of the most involved groups in Carnaval Rio, the people of the favelas and feature their very important story. We will interview the residents and members of the local samba schools and see why they are deeply involved with the performance and costumes of their groups.
We want to capture the pure essence of the samba schools who entertain the community through samba nights and create the pageantry for the Samba Parade. We will capture video of them picking the themes, writing the music and lyrics, making the costumes and floats and practicing all year to succeed in the Sapucaí. We will talk with the best of the samba schools and tell their story and showcase their style.
Aladdin Artists presents “ Carnaval Rio” like its never been seen before.