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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 $133.

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
From $6
/ person
Thu, Mar 4
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)
Join 1 other guest
$6 per person
$6 per person
Thu, Mar 4
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM (EST)
$7 per person
$7 per person
Fri, Mar 5
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
Private groups only
From $177 per group
From $177 per group

Meet your host, Dandara

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 169 Reviews
  • Identity verified
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 169 reviews.

Camila
March 2021
Best experience on airbnb no doubt! Perfect teambuilding for my staff!!! We enjoyed every minute. Super recommend. Thanks so much Agilson!! Good luck and stay safe
Julie
March 2021
This experience was fantastic. The host was very energetic and keep the content entertaining the entire time. Even my kids were very engaged and asked questions during Q&A time. I also feel great that the proceeds go directly to an organization for kids that support social inclusion, arts and education. Carnaval was certainly missed this year by the entire country of Brazil so this is a great way to be able to appreciate the rich culture of the tradition and support their biggest celebration of the year.
This experience was fantastic. The host was very energetic and keep the content entertaining the entire time. Even my kids were very engaged and asked questions during Q&A time. I…
Alex
February 2021
What a fun experience! We loved seeing all of the beautiful costumes, and Dandara and her friends brought amazing energy to the experience. The most fun we’ve had on Zoom during lockdown!
Jim
February 2021
Educational and fun, engaging and hands on. Hopefully with these experiences help them pull through the pandemic and continue competing in 2022 and beyond.
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…

Choose from available dates

10 available
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  • Thu, Mar 4
    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)
    Join 1 other guest
    $6 per person
  • Thu, Mar 4
    6:30 PM - 7:30 PM (EST)
    $7 per person
  • Fri, Mar 5
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
    Private groups only
    From $177 per group
  • Fri, Mar 5
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)
    Join 2 other guests
    $6 per person
  • Fri, Mar 5
    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (EST)
    $5 per person
  • Sat, Mar 6
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
    Private groups only
    From $177 per group
  • Sat, Mar 6
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)
    This time is popular
    $8 per person
  • Sat, Mar 6
    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (EST)
    $8 per person

Things to know

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.