Paul Hodge’s HD video is Part 1 of a HD video two-part series chronicling the entire performance of the “Unidos de Bangu" Samba School at the Rio Carnival 2015 Samba School Parade Competitions in Rio’s Sambadromo. "Unidos Da Bangu" is a samba school in Rio de Janeiro which was formed in 1937 in Rio’s Zona Oeste (West Zone) neighborhood of Bangu. While the school was the first school to perform on the first night of the “Serie A” Group Rio Carnival 2015 Samba School Parade Competitions, its performance failed to qualify it for participation in the Rio Carnival 2016 "Serie A" Group Samba School Parade Competitions. For 2015, the school’s theme “enredo” was entitled “Imperium”. The theme weaved together the story of humanity and the rise of empires throughout history.
This HD video is Chapter 2 of 70 in Paul Hodge’s HD video book, “Rio Carnival, A Preview of the 2016 Rio Carnival Samba School Championship Competitions”. Because of Rio’s/Brazil’s current public health challenges, the bad weather forecasts and limited TV coverage, many viewers/subscribers have asked Paul Hodge to publish on YouTube his complete coverage of the 2015 Rio Carnival Competitions so they could have a preview of the 2016 Samba School Championships Competitions.
AS A PUBLIC SERVICE, Paul has created and published (AD FREE) on YouTube this unique HD video book: “Rio Carnival, A Preview of the 2016 Rio Carnival Samba School Championship Competitions”. This HD video book includes the entire performances all 25 Rio Samba Schools competing in the 2016 Rio Carnival Samba School Parade Championship Competitions.
Rio Carnival 2016 the World’s Greatest Party, will take place in Rio de Janeiro from Friday, February 5th through Wednesday, February 10, 2016. For full coverage of this “world class” celebration, see Paul Hodge’s “Best of Rio Carnival” at http://www.bestofriocarnival.com and Paul’s YouTube Channel “SoloAroundWorld” at https://www.youtube.com/user/generati....
Broadcast throughout the world, Rio’s magnificent Rio Carnival Samba School Parade Championship Competitions of Rio's top twenty-seven (26) samba schools will be the showcase events of the Rio Carnival 2016 celebrations. Over four nights from Friday, February 5 through Monday, February 8, 2016, the Rio’s top samba schools will perform all night into the early morning hours of the following day. What at first glance might just appear to be colorful, music-filled parades, are in actuality ferociously serious competitions involving the best Samba schools in Rio and Brazil, thousands of dancers, singers, musicians, floats and budgets, prize money and endorsements totaling millions of dollars.
For the first two nights (Friday, February 5, 2016 and Saturday, February 6, 2016) of the Rio Carnival Samba School Parade Championship Competitions, fourteen samba schools (7 each night) in the Série A Group (formally “Access Group”, “Group A") will compete in the Rio Carnival 2016 Série A Group Samba School Parade Competitions. The winner of this 2016 competition will be promoted to the Special Group and will participate in the 2017 Special Group Competitions for the Rio Carnival 2017 Samba School Parade Championship.