Samba school rehearsal: GRCSES Vai-Vai

Thu 27 Feb 2014

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GRCSES Vai-Vai rehearsal

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In this, the final year that this 84-year-old school holds its rehearsals in the neighbourhood of Bixiga before moving to its new headquarters downtown, Vai-Vai hopes to return to the winning form that made it Carnival champion back in 2011. This year, it will fill the Sambódromo with the sights and sounds of a theme dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the São Paulo-state countryside town of Paulínia.

The basics The rehearsals are a chance for anyone planning to parade to learn that year’s chosen song (samba-enredo), for the drummers to master their rhythms, for the dancers to get in step, and for the neighbourhoods to start the celebrations. But don’t let the term ‘rehearsal’ confuse you – a samba school ensaio is as much a party as a chance for the school to practice, and everyone is welcome for a cover fee. They can be crowded, sometimes slightly chaotic events, so take care to work out beforehand how you’re getting home, and leave valuables behind.

Event details

Escola de Samba Vai-Vai
Address Rua São Vicente 276

Bela Vista, São Paulo

Telephone (11) 3266 2581

Admission from R$ 10 to R$ 20

Date Thu 27 Feb 2014

Open 7pm


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