segunda-feira, setembro 04, 2006

Rio, the place for all festivals

The upcoming months will be very interesting with all the music festivals and concerts in Rio. Next week, we will have the pleasure to see again the lovely scotish band Franz Ferdinand, playing at Fundição Progresso - , on september 14th. Tickets start on R$ 100 and still being sold in many places around Rio.

In october, we will have the TIM Festival, a 3 day festival that mix many kinds of music manifestations, from jazz to indie rock. In Rio, it will happen at Marina da Gloria, which guarantees a beautiful view from Guanabara bay. There are three stages with four diferents presentations each night. You buy the ticket for the presentation, so in a same night, you may need two tickets.

RIO DE JANEIRO - Marina da Glória
27 de outubro
TIM Club (20h) - Ivan Lins/Tributo, Jennifer Sanon e Maria Schneider
TIM Stage (23h) - Daft Punk
TIM Lab (22h30) - Céu, Amadou & Marian e Devendra Banhart
TIM Village (1h) - DJ Shantel e Maurício Valladares

28 de outubro
TIM Club (20h) - André Mehmari Trio, Roy Hargrove e Charlie Haden
TIM Stage (23h) - Mombojó, Patti Smith e Yeah Yeah Yeahs
TIM Lab (22h30) - Bonde do Rolê, TV On The Radio e Thievery Corporation
TIM Village (1h) - Booka Shade e Pet Duo

29 de outubro
TIM Club (20h)- Stefano Bollani, Ahmad Jamal e Herbie Hancock
TIM Stage (23h) - Instituto, DJ Shadow e Beastie Boys
TIM Lab (22h30) - Marcelo Birck, The Bad Plus e Black Dice
TIM Village (1h)- DJ Jason Forrest e Camilo Rocha

Tickets are not to be sold now, so please wait for the next announcement, togheter with the New Order concert confirmation and the Cramfields.

Carnival all year long

hello everyone,

So you came to Rio de Janeiro before or after Carnival and you still want to see how things are done? Now you have the oportunity to visit the place where all the samba schools spent almost half the year creating costumes, floats and many more things.

The Cidade do Samba (Samba City) is locatet on the Rio docks, where they say the carnival started. All the 14 schools that participates of the main parades from Carnival (sunday and monday nights) have their spaces to work there. The one that get the last position on the parade, has to move out, to give room for the second group winner.

Visits can be done everyday, from noon to 8 pm, and tickets costs R$ 20 for tourists and R$ 10 for locals. Every thursday, the City closes earlier, at 6 pm and they have a special presentation by 7 pm. The visitors pay R$ 80 and have a small carnival for themself, with dancers, musicians, some food and a small parade by the end.

The Cidade do Samba is located on rua Rivadavia Correa, 60 - Gamboa. To get there by subway, take the train direction north and get down at Central Station (yes, the same one from the movie). Cidade do Samba is just after the tunnel near the station, but is kind of dangerous to cross by foot. Take one of the buses that goes to Rodoviária or Cajú. If you want, you can get those yellow buses to Rodoviária, that come all the way from south zone.

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