Samba City the birthplace of the Carioca samba
Samba City, in Rio’s docklands, is virtually the birthplace of the Carioca samba and home to the production units of the well-known samba schools in Rio. While preparations for the Rio Carnivalcarry on at these units, Samba City is now a major tourist attraction with the schools providing plenty of entertainment throughout the year. This area was built by the city of Rio to allow a place for samba schools to practice their routines and build their floats and parade costumes. Not only does Samba City serve the samba schools but it is also one of the largest arts and entertainment centers in Brazil. Samba shows are held daily much to the delight of the tourists. These shows teach spectators all about the rich influence of Samba on the native culture.
From shambles to samba jingles
Each samba school has its own facility within Samba City. Floats, costumes, samba lyrics, dance routines, and everything else to do with the Carnival are all brought to life at these production units. If you have been to Rio in the past, don’t expect to find decrepit factory plants in the vicinity any more. Since 2005, the area is the cradle of samba with several communities coming together to create and host the biggest event on the planet, the Rio Carnival.
Thursday nights are Samba City
The samba school units are proud of their teams so you don’t need to wait for the Carnival to experience what happens at the Sambadrome. For the uninitiated, Samba City is officially known as Cidade do Samba, the best place to go for a taste of colors, drum beats, song, and dance whenever you are in Rio. Visit the city during the day to witness how painters, artists, costume makers, and dancers go about their specific tasks. It’s amazing to watch the pride with whichcariocas go all out to bring the championship title back home from the Carnival. While visitors are welcome to join in the rehearsals, Thursday nights are reserved for a blazing display of samba music and dance with buffer dinner and drinks. As a tourist, you ought to forget about everything else, head straight for Samba City to sing and dance to your heart’s content in true carioca style.