Rio Grande Samba School at Carnival Parade in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The Rio Grande Samba School had a social awareness theme in 2019. Their floats, music and dancers questioned the little, thoughtless things we all do that compromise today and the future. Examples were cell phone use while driving, littering, the use of plastic garbage bags and intolerance to different types of people. The school has won four championships since it started in 1988. This is Juliana Paes, the drummer queen for Acadêmicos do Grande Rio.

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