The winner of the 2012 Rio Carnival is the Unidos da Tijuca samba school. The performance, featuring seven huge floats and 3,600 dancers in costumes, honored Brazilian singer-songwriter Luiz Gonzaga.
Rio De Janeiro, Sunday February 19, 2012.
Performs this Samba Schools; Renascer, Portela, Imperatriz, Mocidade, Porta da Pedra, Beija-Flor and Vila Isabel. As special guest I, Veniamin A.K.A. Human Slinky i will represent “Unidos da Tijuca” Samba School Tuesday February 21, 2012 at 3 AM.
Rio de Janeiro Carnival is the Largest of Brazil’s Carnival Celebrations.
The purpose of carnival is for samba schools to compete with fellow rival schools; this competition is the climax of the whole carnival festival. Each school chooses a theme to try and portray in their entry. The samba schools work to build the best floats and costumes to represent their themes, and to include the best music they can from their band called the bateria. There are many parts to each school’s entry including the six to eight floats and thousands of participants.