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Circo Voador's eighth annual two-footed leap into the Carnival madness takes on interesting new sounds this year, thanks in part to a new old favourite, the Orquestra Voadora. More specifically, it will be the brass section of the group turning heads having employed their nerdy love of film soundtracks to good effect, giving them funk, marchinha and samba re-rubs under the name Cinebloco. Anyone who has witnessed the Orquestra's take on classics like 'Sexual Healing' in the past will agree that this idea has legs. Elsewhere, celebrated baterias (drum troupes) from Beija-Flor and Mangueira mix it with blocos like Suvaco do Cristo and Simpatia é Quase Amor, turning the palm-lined venue into one big, beautiful, four-day bloco.