- Title: BRAZIL :MARDI GRAS
- Date: 27th February 1995
- Summary: RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL (FEBRUARY 27 AND 28, 1995) (REUTERS TELEVISION - AVAILABLE ALL) (FEBRUARY 27) 1. SV WOMAN IN FLAMENCO COSTUME DANCING 0.09 2. SV DRUMMERS IN COSTUME PARADING. 0.16 3. SV FLOAT WITH FOOTBALL THEME . 0.25 4. SV DANCERS DRESSED IN GOLD COSTUMES, HUGE CROWD BEHIND WIRE FENCING CHEERING. 0.31 5. SV WOMAN IN DECORATED BIKINI DANCING. 0.38 (FEBRUARY 28) 6. SV DANCERS IN RED AND GOLD COSTUMES, DANCING. 0.48 7. SV FLOAT IN STYLE OF SHIP, DANCERS IN FUR COSTUMES ON FLOAT (3 SHOTS) 1.21 8. SV CARNIVAL COUPLE IN COSTUME BOWING TO CROWD 1.28 9. SV WOMAN IN HOOPED WHITE DRESS DANCING IN FRONT OF WHITE FLOAT. 1.34 10. SV PARTIALLY CLAD DANCERS, UPPER BODIES PAINTED. 1.44 11. SV DANCERS IN YELLOW HEADRESSES. 1.58 12. SV CARNIVAL PARTICIPANT IN WHEELCHAIR 2.13 13. SV DANCERS WITH BOAT COSTUMES. 2.18 14. SV CARNIVAL COUPLE IN WHITE FEATHERED COSTUMES SPINNING 2.28 15. SV FLOAT WITH FIREWORKS EXPLODING FROM TOP, CROWD CHEERING 2.40 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved.
- Embargoed: 14th March 1995 12:00
- Location: RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL
- Country: Brazil
- Reuters ID: LVA84IM9XJ49Y3N1FSOLPO5AF7QI
- Story Text: Rio de Janeiro's carnival exploded into life late on Sunday and continued into Monday (February 27) morning with a thundering wave of sound and colour.
Brazil's biggest celebration kicked off with fireworks shattering the tropical sky and thousands of glittering dancers twirling to a pulsing samba beat.
On the second night of competition among samba groups, one of the first schools to appear, Estacio de Sa, exploded down the Sambadrome in a tribute to the Flamengo soccer club.
Brazilian star Romario was missing, but several other Flamengo players appeared in the cupola of a three-storey gold pagoda as thousands of dancers sang, "I am Flamengo until I die." Rio's Carnival parades began with complaints that the pre-Lenten festival was shunning its roots in Brazil's poor black and mulatto population by featuring floats with blonde peformers in place of dark-skinned ones.
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