The pavement bars and cafes of Rio ... where the real business gets done.
president: Julie Benoit
Comissão de Frente
The energy that drives the people, that fills the famous Rio beaches.
president: Martine Henry
Ala Passista (male)
The Malandros da Lapa are the Bohemian characters who inhabit the Lapa district of Rio - they live for fun and pleasure.
president: Luke Howard
Ala Passista (female)
president: Maite Oliveira
Ala de Baiana
The famous design of the pavements of Copacabana.
A tribute to Mangueira - one of Rio's most famous samba schools - Paraiso's "godmother" and the school of which our President has been a passista (principle dancer) for decades.
president: Jayeola Disu
Football - Samba's competition as the most passionate pastime of Rio's people.
president: Amanda Peck
Ala de Bateria
The dapper Brazilian parrot created by Disney as a friend of Donald Duck during WW2.
president: Damien Manning
president: Patricia Day