Cidade do Samba

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Cidade do Samba Joãozinho Trinta
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Façade of Cidade do Samba Joãozinho Trinta
Alternative names Cidade do Samba
General information
Address Rua Rivadávia Correa nº 60, Gamboa, Zona Portuária
Town or city Rio de Janeiro
Country Brazil
Coordinates 22°53′46.2″S 43°11′51.72″W / 22.896167°S 43.1977000°W / -22.896167; -43.1977000

Cidade do Samba (Portuguese, Samba City), formally known as Cidade do Samba Joãozinho Trinta, is a complex of buildings in the neighborhood of Gamboa, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is used for Samba schools to prepare for carnival. About fourteen of the major samba schools have a warehouse in the complex.[1]

Warehouse Samba school
1 LIESA
2 União da Ilha
3 Paraíso do Tuiuti
4 Grande Rio
5 Vila Isabel
6 Portela
7 LIESA
8 Salgueiro
9 São Clemente
10 Mocidade
11 Beija-Flor
12 Unidos da Tijuca
13 Mangueira
14 Imperatriz

February 2011 fire[edit]

On the early morning of Monday February 7, 2011, four weeks before carnival, a fire broke out in the buildings. The warehouses contain many costumes and floats, often composed with inflammable materials. Some 8400 costumes and twenty floats, belonging to three samba schools, might be lost[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nobre, Carlos (2014). Guia patrimonial da pequena África. Rio de Janeiro: Centro Porta Cultural. p. 95. ISBN 9788568310007. 
  2. ^ Globo: incendio destruiu 8400 fantasias dizem escolas do rio (pt)
  3. ^ DAily Telegraph: Fire destroys Rios Samba City ahead of carnival

See also[edit]

Coordinates: 22°53.770′S 43°11.862′W / 22.896167°S 43.197700°W / -22.896167; -43.197700