Brazil's Carnival kicks off with political divisions front and center

World Feb 23, 2020

Brazil's Carnival kicks off with political divisions front and center

Brazil's famed Carnival kicked off in earnest on Saturday as millions of scantily clad revelers poured into the streets, many of whom took the opportunity to parody or otherwise comment on the nation's deeply polarized political climate. Since right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro took office in ...

Notting Hill Carnival crowds defy London rain for annual revelry

World Aug 27, 2018

Notting Hill Carnival crowds defy London rain for annual revelry

London's famous Notting Hill Carnival transformed the streets into a sea of color and sound on Sunday as revelers joined one of Europe's largest open-air parties in their thousands despite heavy rain in the British capital. The carnival featured steel bands, dance troupes and elaborate ...

Oldest Rio party kicks off as Carnival hits full stride in Brazil

World Feb 26, 2017

Oldest Rio party kicks off as Carnival hits full stride in Brazil

Rio de Janeiro's famed Carnival bacchanalia hit full stride on Saturday as hundreds of thousands roared into the streets for one of the city's oldest and by far its biggest "bloco" street party, the Bola Preta. The Bola Preta, or "Black Ball," gathering routinely draws ...

Asakusa gets ready to party Brazilian style

Events / Events In Tokyo Aug 29, 2013

Asakusa gets ready to party Brazilian style

by Tomoko Otake

Tokyo's Asakusa neighborhood is one of the capital's top tourist destinations. Sensoji Temple and the shopping arcade nearby offer visitors a glimpse into traditional Japan. This coming weekend, though, the area will be full of Brazilian energy and the passionate rhythm and music of ...