Mangueira Samba School - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
This was right inside the Mangueira Favela, outside were hoards of poor
but inside, it seemed almost more professional and clean then most of
Rio. The bathrooms where high quality and spotless,
there was plenty of visible security, and nothing went wrong at anytime.
Everyone was there for one reason, Samba, and it was intense, you couldn't
help but dance.
The largest drum school in Brazil, Mangueira, which means two things,
the trunk of a mango tree,
and a garden hose, the school is named after Mangueira Hill (Morro da
Above where some of the masters, it sounded like a choo-choo train flying
through your chest.
"Quem não gosta de samba, bom sujeto não é.
Ta ruim da cabeça, o doente do pé."
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