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Samba school rehearsal: GRCES Mocidade Alegre

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Samba school rehearsal: GRCES Mocidade Alegre

Prices from R$ 5 to R$ 15

Date Sun 23 Feb 2014

Open 7pm Fri; 6pm Sun

Samba school rehearsal: GRCES Mocidade Alegre website

Escola de Samba Mocidade Alegre
Avenida Casa Verde 3498 , Limão

Telephone (11) 3857 7525

Banking on a spiritually-motivated theme about having faith this year, Mocidade hopes to regain the championship it last won in 2009. At its rehearsal, adventurous types can follow the route of the practicing drummers as they march around the Limão neighbourhood and back to the home base for the rest of the party.

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.

By Time Out São Paulo editors


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