Drummer Queen at Carnival Parade in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

An iconic visual of the parade in Rio is the queen of the drums. You won’t miss her. She is usually scantily clad, covered with glitter and sometimes shrouded with feathers. Be prepared to elbow your husband in the ribs when she swirls by. This role began in the 1970s and quickly became an essential part of parade’s festivities.

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