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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Rio's Carnival backstage and percussion

Rio de Janeiro, BrazilPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Dandara

60 mins
Up to 10 people. Private groups available for up to 30
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
Hosted in English, Spanish, French, Hebrew, Italian, Portuguese

What you'll do

Discover the backstage of Rio's carnival, where the magic is happening, and learn how to play brazilian drums.

This experience is hosted by Grande Rio samba school! The vice champion of Rio's carnival 2020.

Our LIVE experience has been created so that you can get to know the backstage of the organization of Rio's carnival from the comfort of your home !!! And there is MORE, you also going to learn playing brazilian drums instruments with the master of the drums of our samba school.

AND IT'S GOING TO BE AMAZING

We will reveal all our secrets to you:
- We will take you to our carnival factory at the Samba City in Rio de Janeiro Brazil and show you the production line of the floats and costumes to the big parade;
- You will also get to know the magic of the history of samba and carnival and meet Tia Ciata, mother of samba.
- And of course we will show the work with our beloved community.

But it doesn't stop here, of course there is plenty of samba!! We have prepared for you a samba and percussion workshop!!! You might find yourself shaking you body and playing the tambourine by the end of the show.

This experience includes everything about carnival.

We will have great fun !! Call family and friends and meet with us here !!!

#Good for families :)
Discover the backstage of Rio's carnival, where the magic is happening, and learn how to play brazilian drums.

This experience is hosted by Grande Rio samba school! The vice champion of Rio's carnival 2020.

Our LIVE experience has been created so that you can get to know the backstage of the organization of Rio's carnival from the comfort of your home !!! And there is MORE, you also going to learn playing brazilian drums ins…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book a private group
    Dandara can host private groups of any size, up to 30 guests. Private group rates start at $134.

What to bring

  • Discover the backstage of Rio's carnival, where the magic is happening, and learn how to play brazilian drums.
  • Perfect for groups, Birthday parties, Team Building and incentive
  • Want to organize a private tour in a specific time? Send us an event request and lets book it
  • Tickets are per person, not per household/Bookings
  • Private groups available with a maximum of 100 guests
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Sun, Feb 28
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (EST)
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Sun, Feb 28
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM (EST)
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Meet your host, Dandara

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 158 Reviews
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I'm Cinthia, I'm 27 years old and by now I call the City of Samba my home. To be more specifically the warehouse of the Samba School Acadêmicos do Grande Rio in Rio de Janeiro.

I was born in a Favela Called Vila Operaria, in the City where Grande Rio belong to Duque de Caxias, so I'was able to part of the social project supported by the youth samba school Pimpolhos da Grande Rio since I was 9. Through this project I got the chance to learn other langue, music, dance and getting more prepared to face the real life. Before the pandemic of Corona Virus I used to work as a tour guide of the Carnaval Experience receiving hundreds of people per year sharing with them the magical history, showing the behind scenes of the biggest open air show on Earth, the Rio de Janeiro's Carnival. Now I can keep open the doors of my sweet home for you guys.
I'm Cinthia, I'm 27 years old and by now I call the City of Samba my home. To be more specifically the warehouse of the Samba School Acadêmicos do Grande Rio in Rio de Janeiro.

I was born in a Favela Called Vila Operaria, in the City where Grande Rio belong to Duque de Caxias, so I'was able to part of the social project supported by the youth samba school Pimpolhos da Grande Rio since I was 9. Through this project I got the chance to learn other langue, music, dance and getting more p…
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About the organization: Escola de samba mirim Pimpolhos da Grande Rio



We are the Pimpolhos of Grande Rio, a Youth Samba School and a non-governmental organization. Our goal is to promote social inclusion and educate through art, culture, and Carnival. We are based on three pillars—the Youth Parade, our essence; the Carnival School, our education and training program; and the Carnaval Experience, the organization's socioeconomic tool to foster sustainability.

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Escola de samba mirim Pimpolhos da Grande Rio.
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Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 158 reviews.

Sarah
February 2021
What a lovely experience ! I thoroughly enjoyed it and would absolutely love to see it in real life. The experience was spaced out perfectly allowing the opportunity to see some aspects of what goes into a carnival even though the time was so short. The hosts did an amazing job and were full of energy and enthusiasm. A huge thank you for this opportunity 😊 I would definitely recommend this experience to all !
What a lovely experience ! I thoroughly enjoyed it and would absolutely love to see it in real life. The experience was spaced out perfectly allowing the opportunity to see some as…
Julia
February 2021
This is a fun way for the whole family (or office in our case) to learn about Afro-Brazilian culture and history! And a great prep activity for going in person in 2022 when things open up. You’re also supporting a great organization that supports Brazilian youth. Highly recommend!
This is a fun way for the whole family (or office in our case) to learn about Afro-Brazilian culture and history! And a great prep activity for going in person in 2022 when things…
Jasmine
February 2021
Our team did this to end a virtual offsite and it was SO MUCH fun! Really informative and interactive, and the hosts were great fun and had lots of energy. We've done a lot of virtual experiences and they can get a bit same-y so it was really nice to do something that felt different. The percussion workshop section had us all grinning and our team shared so much positive feedback about the experience afterwards.
Our team did this to end a virtual offsite and it was SO MUCH fun! Really informative and interactive, and the hosts were great fun and had lots of energy. We've done a lot of virt…
Kirstie
February 2021
Lovely experience lots of fun and great interaction.Absolutely loved the opportunity to try samba and see the amazing costumes live on screen! Would 100% recommend!
Maria Das Dores Da Costa Araújo
February 2021
Experiência excelente para se conhecer um pouco mais a história do Rio de Janeiro no que se refere ao Carnaval e sua produção como um todo de fanrasias e adereços, carros alegóricos e toda a energia alegre deste grandioso evento cultural e artístico do nosso Pais.
Experiência excelente para se conhecer um pouco mais a história do Rio de Janeiro no que se refere ao Carnaval e sua produção como um todo de fanrasias e adereços, carros alegórico…
Leah
February 2021
So much fun! It was a great bonding activity for our team members who work around the world to come together to learn the history of Carnivale, see some great behind-the-scenes peeks, and get to dance and bang away on our pots and pans with our new friends in Rio!
So much fun! It was a great bonding activity for our team members who work around the world to come together to learn the history of Carnivale, see some great behind-the-scenes pe…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.