Sections

Weather Forecast

Close
Advertisement
Japanese performers from the Mangueira samba school, parade during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013. Few in the so-called "alas dos gringos," or “foreigners' wings,” know how to dance the samba well, bopping along goofily in the parades and waving at the crowds of spectators. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo) Copyright 2013, The Associated Press.

Rio teacher out to prove 'gringos' can samba, too

Email News Alerts

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — With their gyrating hips and feet that move so fast they dissolve into a blur, samba instructor Carla Campos' students are barely distinguishable from the swarms of scantily clad dancers in Rio de Janeiro's Carnival parades. What's make them different is where they come from: abroad.

Advertisement

Get the full story
Subscribe or Log In

Are you a newspaper subscriber but you don't have a Digital Access account yet? Activate your account.

You will need your subscription account number and phone number. Not sure if you have an account? Email us or call (218) 333-9200 and we can help you.

Advertisement
Advertisement