We´re on a two week trip to Rio as part of the Carnival Transatlantico project organised by JP Courtney. Tree groups from the UK; Ziriguidum (Bristol), Nova Guarda (Birmingham) and Toque Tambor (Hitchin) have come together to perform as Carnival Transatlantico.
Theres 45 English percussionists in total which makes it the largest group of foreigners ever to have an official bloco performance in Rio! Heres our itinerary so far
Thursday 13th February – playing in Circo Voador supporting Hamilton de Holanda
Friday 14th February – Playing with Monobloco in Fundição progresso
Saturday 15th February – Encontro Dos Blocos in Gloria, Rio de Janeiro
Saturday 15th February – CDB Soundsystem DJ set with Dubatak Sound System in Praça XV
Tuesday 18th February – Samba in Carioca da Gema nightclub, Lapa, Rio de Janeiro
Friday 21st February – playing with Monobloco in Fundição progresso
Saturday 22nd February – Parade as Carnival Transatlantico, Arcos da Lapa, Rio de Janeiro
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