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Bate-Bola - Rio Secret Carnival
Bate-Bola - Rio Secret Carnival

Bate-bola kids in Oswaldo Cruz, Zona Norte.

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 Sociology professor Edson Fabiano is part of the group of the Witches of Acapu, in Marechal Hermes; North Zone of Rio de Janeiro

Sociology professor Edson Fabiano is part of the group of the Witches of Acapu, in Marechal Hermes; North Zone of Rio de Janeiro

 Preparations for the show of the "Amidia" group of Bate-bola (Carnival clowns) - Olaria, North Zone of Rio de Janeiro, 2017.

Preparations for the show of the "Amidia" group of Bate-bola (Carnival clowns) - Olaria, North Zone of Rio de Janeiro, 2017.

 Preparation of the show of the Enigma group, Carnival 2017 - in Marechal Hermes, North Zone of Rio de Janeiro. Playmobil was the inspiration theme.

Preparation of the show of the Enigma group, Carnival 2017 - in Marechal Hermes, North Zone of Rio de Janeiro. Playmobil was the inspiration theme.

 Preparation of the show of the Enigma group, Carnival 2017 - in Marechal Hermes, North Zone of Rio de Janeiro. Playmobil was the inspiration theme.

Preparation of the show of the Enigma group, Carnival 2017 - in Marechal Hermes, North Zone of Rio de Janeiro. Playmobil was the inspiration theme.

 Parade of the Enigma group, Carnival 2017 - in Marechal Hermes, North Zone of Rio de Janeiro. Playmobil was the inspiration theme.

Parade of the Enigma group, Carnival 2017 - in Marechal Hermes, North Zone of Rio de Janeiro. Playmobil was the inspiration theme.

 Parade of the Enigma group, Carnival 2017 - in Marechal Hermes, North Zone of Rio de Janeiro. Playmobil was the inspiration theme.

Parade of the Enigma group, Carnival 2017 - in Marechal Hermes, North Zone of Rio de Janeiro. Playmobil was the inspiration theme.

 Parade of the Enigma group, Carnival 2017 - in Marechal Hermes, North Zone of Rio de Janeiro. Playmobil was the inspiration theme.

Parade of the Enigma group, Carnival 2017 - in Marechal Hermes, North Zone of Rio de Janeiro. Playmobil was the inspiration theme.

 Havita is one of the most ancient Bate-bola group in Rio de Janeiro; with nearly 30 years of existence. They often parade with 150 members - it's also one of the largest group of RIo. Their party on Sundays of Carnival is the meeting point for dozens of rival groups from the neighborhood to show of their costumes.

Havita is one of the most ancient Bate-bola group in Rio de Janeiro; with nearly 30 years of existence. They often parade with 150 members - it's also one of the largest group of RIo. Their party on Sundays of Carnival is the meeting point for dozens of rival groups from the neighborhood to show of their costumes.

 Havita is one of the most ancient Bate-bola group in Rio de Janeiro; with nearly 30 years of existence. They often parade with 150 members - it's also one of the largest group of RIo. Their party on Sundays of Carnival is the meeting point for dozens of rival groups from the neighborhood to show of their costumes.

Havita is one of the most ancient Bate-bola group in Rio de Janeiro; with nearly 30 years of existence. They often parade with 150 members - it's also one of the largest group of RIo. Their party on Sundays of Carnival is the meeting point for dozens of rival groups from the neighborhood to show of their costumes.

 Havita is one of the most ancient Bate-bola group in Rio de Janeiro; with nearly 30 years of existence. They often parade with 150 members - it's also one of the largest group of RIo. Their party on Sundays of Carnival is the meeting point for dozens of rival groups from the neighborhood to show of their costumes.

Havita is one of the most ancient Bate-bola group in Rio de Janeiro; with nearly 30 years of existence. They often parade with 150 members - it's also one of the largest group of RIo. Their party on Sundays of Carnival is the meeting point for dozens of rival groups from the neighborhood to show of their costumes.

 Havita is one of the most ancient Bate-bola group in Rio de Janeiro; with nearly 30 years of existence. They often parade with 150 members - it's also one of the largest group of RIo. Their party on Sundays of Carnival is the meeting point for dozens of rival groups from the neighborhood to show of their costumes.

Havita is one of the most ancient Bate-bola group in Rio de Janeiro; with nearly 30 years of existence. They often parade with 150 members - it's also one of the largest group of RIo. Their party on Sundays of Carnival is the meeting point for dozens of rival groups from the neighborhood to show of their costumes.

 Havita is one of the most ancient Bate-bola group in Rio de Janeiro; with nearly 30 years of existence. They often parade with 150 members - it's also one of the largest group of RIo. Their party on Sundays of Carnival is the meeting point for dozens of rival groups from the neighborhood to show of their costumes.

Havita is one of the most ancient Bate-bola group in Rio de Janeiro; with nearly 30 years of existence. They often parade with 150 members - it's also one of the largest group of RIo. Their party on Sundays of Carnival is the meeting point for dozens of rival groups from the neighborhood to show of their costumes.

 Parade of the Turma do Indio 2017 - Guadalupe, North Zone of Rio de Janeiro. The Indio is one of the most ancient and respected group of Carnival Clowns of Rio de Janeiro. That year, they inspired themselves from Ancient Greek myths for their costumes.

Parade of the Turma do Indio 2017 - Guadalupe, North Zone of Rio de Janeiro. The Indio is one of the most ancient and respected group of Carnival Clowns of Rio de Janeiro. That year, they inspired themselves from Ancient Greek myths for their costumes.

 " Brabos" (Angry) bate-bola group from the City of God favela, West Zone of Rio de Janeiro. That year (2017) they inspired from the City of God movie for their fantasy.

" Brabos" (Angry) bate-bola group from the City of God favela, West Zone of Rio de Janeiro. That year (2017) they inspired from the City of God movie for their fantasy.

 Kid from the group "Desordem" (Disorder) getting dressed and ready for the show, Cavalcante, North Zone of Rio de Janeiro, Carnival 2018

Kid from the group "Desordem" (Disorder) getting dressed and ready for the show, Cavalcante, North Zone of Rio de Janeiro, Carnival 2018

 Parade of the Turma do Indio 2017 - Guadalupe, North Zone of Rio de Janeiro. The Indio is one of the most ancient and respected group of Carnival Clowns of Rio de Janeiro. That year, they inspired themselves from Ancient Greek myths for their costumes.

Parade of the Turma do Indio 2017 - Guadalupe, North Zone of Rio de Janeiro. The Indio is one of the most ancient and respected group of Carnival Clowns of Rio de Janeiro. That year, they inspired themselves from Ancient Greek myths for their costumes.

 Parade of the Turma do Indio 2017 - Guadalupe, North Zone of Rio de Janeiro. The Indio is one of the most ancient and respected group of Carnival Clowns of Rio de Janeiro. That year, they inspired themselves from Ancient Greek myths for their costumes.

Parade of the Turma do Indio 2017 - Guadalupe, North Zone of Rio de Janeiro. The Indio is one of the most ancient and respected group of Carnival Clowns of Rio de Janeiro. That year, they inspired themselves from Ancient Greek myths for their costumes.

 Parade of the Turma do Indio 2017 - Guadalupe, North Zone of Rio de Janeiro. The Indio is one of the most ancient and respected group of Carnival Clowns of Rio de Janeiro. That year, they inspired themselves from Ancient Greek myths for their costumes.

Parade of the Turma do Indio 2017 - Guadalupe, North Zone of Rio de Janeiro. The Indio is one of the most ancient and respected group of Carnival Clowns of Rio de Janeiro. That year, they inspired themselves from Ancient Greek myths for their costumes.

 Parade of the Turma do Indio 2017 - Guadalupe, North Zone of Rio de Janeiro. The Indio is one of the most ancient and respected group of Carnival Clowns of Rio de Janeiro. That year, they inspired themselves from Ancient Greek myths for their costumes.

Parade of the Turma do Indio 2017 - Guadalupe, North Zone of Rio de Janeiro. The Indio is one of the most ancient and respected group of Carnival Clowns of Rio de Janeiro. That year, they inspired themselves from Ancient Greek myths for their costumes.

 Sleepy & exhausted young man, in the Center of Rio de Janeiro, after 5 days of Carnival as a "bate-bola" clown. Tuesdays of Carnival, the cityhall organize a competition for the most beautyfull clowns, in Cinelandia, Centre of Rio de Janeiro.

Sleepy & exhausted young man, in the Center of Rio de Janeiro, after 5 days of Carnival as a "bate-bola" clown. Tuesdays of Carnival, the cityhall organize a competition for the most beautyfull clowns, in Cinelandia, Centre of Rio de Janeiro.

 Yong Bate-Bola kid wearing an USA inspired fantasy  at the Faz Quem Quer favela, North Zone of Rio de Janeiro, Carnival 2018. Baile Funk soundsystem in the background, as Funk Carioca is the main soundtrack for the Bate-Bola.

Yong Bate-Bola kid wearing an USA inspired fantasy at the Faz Quem Quer favela, North Zone of Rio de Janeiro, Carnival 2018. Baile Funk soundsystem in the background, as Funk Carioca is the main soundtrack for the Bate-Bola.

 "Skull of the Governor's Island" - Caveira da Ilha - Group of proto Bate-Bola, Ilha do Governador, North Zone of Rio de Janeiro, Carnival 2018. Simpler and much cheaper than the actual Bate-Bola, they represent how the suburban scene looked like more than half a century ago..

"Skull of the Governor's Island" - Caveira da Ilha - Group of proto Bate-Bola, Ilha do Governador, North Zone of Rio de Janeiro, Carnival 2018. Simpler and much cheaper than the actual Bate-Bola, they represent how the suburban scene looked like more than half a century ago..

 "Skull of the Governor's Island" - Caveira da Ilha - Group of proto Bate-Bola, Ilha do Governador, North Zone of Rio de Janeiro, Carnival 2018. Simpler and much cheaper than the actual Bate-Bola, they represent how the suburban scene looked like more than half a century ago..  In the background, the Center of Rio de Janeiro and the Sugarloaf.

"Skull of the Governor's Island" - Caveira da Ilha - Group of proto Bate-Bola, Ilha do Governador, North Zone of Rio de Janeiro, Carnival 2018. Simpler and much cheaper than the actual Bate-Bola, they represent how the suburban scene looked like more than half a century ago.. In the background, the Center of Rio de Janeiro and the Sugarloaf.

 Modern unicorn girl in the  Muquiço favela, part of the Bolo Doido bate-bola group - North Zone of Rio de Janeiro, Carnival 2018

Modern unicorn girl in the Muquiço favela, part of the Bolo Doido bate-bola group - North Zone of Rio de Janeiro, Carnival 2018

 Father helping his son to dress up. Old fashioned retro-styled Bate-Bola, favela of Muquiço, North Zone of Rio de Janeiro, Carnival 2018. Retro Bate-bola are a tendency since the economic crisis in Brazil.

Father helping his son to dress up. Old fashioned retro-styled Bate-Bola, favela of Muquiço, North Zone of Rio de Janeiro, Carnival 2018. Retro Bate-bola are a tendency since the economic crisis in Brazil.

 Old fashioned retro-styled Bate-Bola, favela of Muquiço, North Zone of Rio de Janeiro, Carnival 2018. Retro Bate-bola are a tendency since the economic crisis in Brazil.

Old fashioned retro-styled Bate-Bola, favela of Muquiço, North Zone of Rio de Janeiro, Carnival 2018. Retro Bate-bola are a tendency since the economic crisis in Brazil.

 Old fashioned retro-styled Bate-Bola, favela of Muquiço, North Zone of Rio de Janeiro, Carnival 2018. Retro Bate-bola are a tendency since the economic crisis in Brazil.

Old fashioned retro-styled Bate-Bola, favela of Muquiço, North Zone of Rio de Janeiro, Carnival 2018. Retro Bate-bola are a tendency since the economic crisis in Brazil.

 "É o Poder" - It's the Power ! Bate-Bola group from Jacarepaguá, West Zone of Rio de Janeiro, showing off in Oswaldo Cruz, territory of other groups.

"É o Poder" - It's the Power ! Bate-Bola group from Jacarepaguá, West Zone of Rio de Janeiro, showing off in Oswaldo Cruz, territory of other groups.

 "É o Poder" - It's the Power ! Bate-Bola group from Jacarepaguá, West Zone of Rio de Janeiro, showing off in Oswaldo Cruz, territory of other groups.

"É o Poder" - It's the Power ! Bate-Bola group from Jacarepaguá, West Zone of Rio de Janeiro, showing off in Oswaldo Cruz, territory of other groups.

 Diogo - member of the Show Maior group in Oswaldo Cruz. That year - they had picked up Saint George - killing the Dragon - as a theme for their Bate-Bola. In Afro-Brazilian religions as Umbanda & Candomblé, São Jorge corresponds to the Orixa Ogum, divinity of War.

Diogo - member of the Show Maior group in Oswaldo Cruz. That year - they had picked up Saint George - killing the Dragon - as a theme for their Bate-Bola. In Afro-Brazilian religions as Umbanda & Candomblé, São Jorge corresponds to the Orixa Ogum, divinity of War.

 Show Maior group in Oswaldo Cruz. A whole family that forms a Bate-bola "turma". That year - they had picked up Saint George - killing the Dragon - as a theme for their Bate-Bola. In Afro-Brazilian religions as Umbanda & Candomblé, São Jorge corresponds to the Orixa Ogum, divinity of War.

Show Maior group in Oswaldo Cruz. A whole family that forms a Bate-bola "turma". That year - they had picked up Saint George - killing the Dragon - as a theme for their Bate-Bola. In Afro-Brazilian religions as Umbanda & Candomblé, São Jorge corresponds to the Orixa Ogum, divinity of War.

 Ruan is the leader and artist of the Show Maior group in Oswaldo Cruz. That year - they had picked up Saint George - killing the Dragon - as a theme for their Bate-Bola. In Afro-Brazilian religions as Umbanda & Candomblé, São Jorge corresponds to the Orixa Ogum, divinity of War.

Ruan is the leader and artist of the Show Maior group in Oswaldo Cruz. That year - they had picked up Saint George - killing the Dragon - as a theme for their Bate-Bola. In Afro-Brazilian religions as Umbanda & Candomblé, São Jorge corresponds to the Orixa Ogum, divinity of War.

 "Havita" group of Bate-Bola, Oswaldo Cruz, North Zone of Rio de Janeiro, Carnival 2018.

"Havita" group of Bate-Bola, Oswaldo Cruz, North Zone of Rio de Janeiro, Carnival 2018.

 "Havita" group of Bate-Bola, Oswaldo Cruz, North Zone of Rio de Janeiro.

"Havita" group of Bate-Bola, Oswaldo Cruz, North Zone of Rio de Janeiro.

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Bate-Bola - Rio Secret Carnival
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 Sociology professor Edson Fabiano is part of the group of the Witches of Acapu, in Marechal Hermes; North Zone of Rio de Janeiro
 Preparations for the show of the "Amidia" group of Bate-bola (Carnival clowns) - Olaria, North Zone of Rio de Janeiro, 2017.
 Preparation of the show of the Enigma group, Carnival 2017 - in Marechal Hermes, North Zone of Rio de Janeiro. Playmobil was the inspiration theme.
 Preparation of the show of the Enigma group, Carnival 2017 - in Marechal Hermes, North Zone of Rio de Janeiro. Playmobil was the inspiration theme.
 Parade of the Enigma group, Carnival 2017 - in Marechal Hermes, North Zone of Rio de Janeiro. Playmobil was the inspiration theme.
 Parade of the Enigma group, Carnival 2017 - in Marechal Hermes, North Zone of Rio de Janeiro. Playmobil was the inspiration theme.
 Parade of the Enigma group, Carnival 2017 - in Marechal Hermes, North Zone of Rio de Janeiro. Playmobil was the inspiration theme.
 Havita is one of the most ancient Bate-bola group in Rio de Janeiro; with nearly 30 years of existence. They often parade with 150 members - it's also one of the largest group of RIo. Their party on Sundays of Carnival is the meeting point for dozens of rival groups from the neighborhood to show of their costumes.
 Havita is one of the most ancient Bate-bola group in Rio de Janeiro; with nearly 30 years of existence. They often parade with 150 members - it's also one of the largest group of RIo. Their party on Sundays of Carnival is the meeting point for dozens of rival groups from the neighborhood to show of their costumes.
 Havita is one of the most ancient Bate-bola group in Rio de Janeiro; with nearly 30 years of existence. They often parade with 150 members - it's also one of the largest group of RIo. Their party on Sundays of Carnival is the meeting point for dozens of rival groups from the neighborhood to show of their costumes.
 Havita is one of the most ancient Bate-bola group in Rio de Janeiro; with nearly 30 years of existence. They often parade with 150 members - it's also one of the largest group of RIo. Their party on Sundays of Carnival is the meeting point for dozens of rival groups from the neighborhood to show of their costumes.
 Havita is one of the most ancient Bate-bola group in Rio de Janeiro; with nearly 30 years of existence. They often parade with 150 members - it's also one of the largest group of RIo. Their party on Sundays of Carnival is the meeting point for dozens of rival groups from the neighborhood to show of their costumes.
 Parade of the Turma do Indio 2017 - Guadalupe, North Zone of Rio de Janeiro. The Indio is one of the most ancient and respected group of Carnival Clowns of Rio de Janeiro. That year, they inspired themselves from Ancient Greek myths for their costumes.
 " Brabos" (Angry) bate-bola group from the City of God favela, West Zone of Rio de Janeiro. That year (2017) they inspired from the City of God movie for their fantasy.
 Kid from the group "Desordem" (Disorder) getting dressed and ready for the show, Cavalcante, North Zone of Rio de Janeiro, Carnival 2018
 Parade of the Turma do Indio 2017 - Guadalupe, North Zone of Rio de Janeiro. The Indio is one of the most ancient and respected group of Carnival Clowns of Rio de Janeiro. That year, they inspired themselves from Ancient Greek myths for their costumes.
 Parade of the Turma do Indio 2017 - Guadalupe, North Zone of Rio de Janeiro. The Indio is one of the most ancient and respected group of Carnival Clowns of Rio de Janeiro. That year, they inspired themselves from Ancient Greek myths for their costumes.
 Parade of the Turma do Indio 2017 - Guadalupe, North Zone of Rio de Janeiro. The Indio is one of the most ancient and respected group of Carnival Clowns of Rio de Janeiro. That year, they inspired themselves from Ancient Greek myths for their costumes.
 Parade of the Turma do Indio 2017 - Guadalupe, North Zone of Rio de Janeiro. The Indio is one of the most ancient and respected group of Carnival Clowns of Rio de Janeiro. That year, they inspired themselves from Ancient Greek myths for their costumes.
 Sleepy & exhausted young man, in the Center of Rio de Janeiro, after 5 days of Carnival as a "bate-bola" clown. Tuesdays of Carnival, the cityhall organize a competition for the most beautyfull clowns, in Cinelandia, Centre of Rio de Janeiro.
 Yong Bate-Bola kid wearing an USA inspired fantasy  at the Faz Quem Quer favela, North Zone of Rio de Janeiro, Carnival 2018. Baile Funk soundsystem in the background, as Funk Carioca is the main soundtrack for the Bate-Bola.
 "Skull of the Governor's Island" - Caveira da Ilha - Group of proto Bate-Bola, Ilha do Governador, North Zone of Rio de Janeiro, Carnival 2018. Simpler and much cheaper than the actual Bate-Bola, they represent how the suburban scene looked like more than half a century ago..
 "Skull of the Governor's Island" - Caveira da Ilha - Group of proto Bate-Bola, Ilha do Governador, North Zone of Rio de Janeiro, Carnival 2018. Simpler and much cheaper than the actual Bate-Bola, they represent how the suburban scene looked like more than half a century ago..  In the background, the Center of Rio de Janeiro and the Sugarloaf.
 Modern unicorn girl in the  Muquiço favela, part of the Bolo Doido bate-bola group - North Zone of Rio de Janeiro, Carnival 2018
 Father helping his son to dress up. Old fashioned retro-styled Bate-Bola, favela of Muquiço, North Zone of Rio de Janeiro, Carnival 2018. Retro Bate-bola are a tendency since the economic crisis in Brazil.
 Old fashioned retro-styled Bate-Bola, favela of Muquiço, North Zone of Rio de Janeiro, Carnival 2018. Retro Bate-bola are a tendency since the economic crisis in Brazil.
 Old fashioned retro-styled Bate-Bola, favela of Muquiço, North Zone of Rio de Janeiro, Carnival 2018. Retro Bate-bola are a tendency since the economic crisis in Brazil.
 "É o Poder" - It's the Power ! Bate-Bola group from Jacarepaguá, West Zone of Rio de Janeiro, showing off in Oswaldo Cruz, territory of other groups.
 "É o Poder" - It's the Power ! Bate-Bola group from Jacarepaguá, West Zone of Rio de Janeiro, showing off in Oswaldo Cruz, territory of other groups.
 Diogo - member of the Show Maior group in Oswaldo Cruz. That year - they had picked up Saint George - killing the Dragon - as a theme for their Bate-Bola. In Afro-Brazilian religions as Umbanda & Candomblé, São Jorge corresponds to the Orixa Ogum, divinity of War.
 Show Maior group in Oswaldo Cruz. A whole family that forms a Bate-bola "turma". That year - they had picked up Saint George - killing the Dragon - as a theme for their Bate-Bola. In Afro-Brazilian religions as Umbanda & Candomblé, São Jorge corresponds to the Orixa Ogum, divinity of War.
 Ruan is the leader and artist of the Show Maior group in Oswaldo Cruz. That year - they had picked up Saint George - killing the Dragon - as a theme for their Bate-Bola. In Afro-Brazilian religions as Umbanda & Candomblé, São Jorge corresponds to the Orixa Ogum, divinity of War.
 "Havita" group of Bate-Bola, Oswaldo Cruz, North Zone of Rio de Janeiro, Carnival 2018.
 "Havita" group of Bate-Bola, Oswaldo Cruz, North Zone of Rio de Janeiro.
Bate-Bola - Rio Secret Carnival

Bate-bola kids in Oswaldo Cruz, Zona Norte.

Sociology professor Edson Fabiano is part of the group of the Witches of Acapu, in Marechal Hermes; North Zone of Rio de Janeiro

Preparations for the show of the "Amidia" group of Bate-bola (Carnival clowns) - Olaria, North Zone of Rio de Janeiro, 2017.

Preparation of the show of the Enigma group, Carnival 2017 - in Marechal Hermes, North Zone of Rio de Janeiro. Playmobil was the inspiration theme.

Preparation of the show of the Enigma group, Carnival 2017 - in Marechal Hermes, North Zone of Rio de Janeiro. Playmobil was the inspiration theme.

Parade of the Enigma group, Carnival 2017 - in Marechal Hermes, North Zone of Rio de Janeiro. Playmobil was the inspiration theme.

Parade of the Enigma group, Carnival 2017 - in Marechal Hermes, North Zone of Rio de Janeiro. Playmobil was the inspiration theme.

Parade of the Enigma group, Carnival 2017 - in Marechal Hermes, North Zone of Rio de Janeiro. Playmobil was the inspiration theme.

Havita is one of the most ancient Bate-bola group in Rio de Janeiro; with nearly 30 years of existence. They often parade with 150 members - it's also one of the largest group of RIo. Their party on Sundays of Carnival is the meeting point for dozens of rival groups from the neighborhood to show of their costumes.

Havita is one of the most ancient Bate-bola group in Rio de Janeiro; with nearly 30 years of existence. They often parade with 150 members - it's also one of the largest group of RIo. Their party on Sundays of Carnival is the meeting point for dozens of rival groups from the neighborhood to show of their costumes.

Havita is one of the most ancient Bate-bola group in Rio de Janeiro; with nearly 30 years of existence. They often parade with 150 members - it's also one of the largest group of RIo. Their party on Sundays of Carnival is the meeting point for dozens of rival groups from the neighborhood to show of their costumes.

Havita is one of the most ancient Bate-bola group in Rio de Janeiro; with nearly 30 years of existence. They often parade with 150 members - it's also one of the largest group of RIo. Their party on Sundays of Carnival is the meeting point for dozens of rival groups from the neighborhood to show of their costumes.

Havita is one of the most ancient Bate-bola group in Rio de Janeiro; with nearly 30 years of existence. They often parade with 150 members - it's also one of the largest group of RIo. Their party on Sundays of Carnival is the meeting point for dozens of rival groups from the neighborhood to show of their costumes.

Parade of the Turma do Indio 2017 - Guadalupe, North Zone of Rio de Janeiro. The Indio is one of the most ancient and respected group of Carnival Clowns of Rio de Janeiro. That year, they inspired themselves from Ancient Greek myths for their costumes.

" Brabos" (Angry) bate-bola group from the City of God favela, West Zone of Rio de Janeiro. That year (2017) they inspired from the City of God movie for their fantasy.

Kid from the group "Desordem" (Disorder) getting dressed and ready for the show, Cavalcante, North Zone of Rio de Janeiro, Carnival 2018

Parade of the Turma do Indio 2017 - Guadalupe, North Zone of Rio de Janeiro. The Indio is one of the most ancient and respected group of Carnival Clowns of Rio de Janeiro. That year, they inspired themselves from Ancient Greek myths for their costumes.

Parade of the Turma do Indio 2017 - Guadalupe, North Zone of Rio de Janeiro. The Indio is one of the most ancient and respected group of Carnival Clowns of Rio de Janeiro. That year, they inspired themselves from Ancient Greek myths for their costumes.

Parade of the Turma do Indio 2017 - Guadalupe, North Zone of Rio de Janeiro. The Indio is one of the most ancient and respected group of Carnival Clowns of Rio de Janeiro. That year, they inspired themselves from Ancient Greek myths for their costumes.

Parade of the Turma do Indio 2017 - Guadalupe, North Zone of Rio de Janeiro. The Indio is one of the most ancient and respected group of Carnival Clowns of Rio de Janeiro. That year, they inspired themselves from Ancient Greek myths for their costumes.

Sleepy & exhausted young man, in the Center of Rio de Janeiro, after 5 days of Carnival as a "bate-bola" clown. Tuesdays of Carnival, the cityhall organize a competition for the most beautyfull clowns, in Cinelandia, Centre of Rio de Janeiro.

Yong Bate-Bola kid wearing an USA inspired fantasy at the Faz Quem Quer favela, North Zone of Rio de Janeiro, Carnival 2018. Baile Funk soundsystem in the background, as Funk Carioca is the main soundtrack for the Bate-Bola.

"Skull of the Governor's Island" - Caveira da Ilha - Group of proto Bate-Bola, Ilha do Governador, North Zone of Rio de Janeiro, Carnival 2018. Simpler and much cheaper than the actual Bate-Bola, they represent how the suburban scene looked like more than half a century ago..

"Skull of the Governor's Island" - Caveira da Ilha - Group of proto Bate-Bola, Ilha do Governador, North Zone of Rio de Janeiro, Carnival 2018. Simpler and much cheaper than the actual Bate-Bola, they represent how the suburban scene looked like more than half a century ago.. In the background, the Center of Rio de Janeiro and the Sugarloaf.

Modern unicorn girl in the Muquiço favela, part of the Bolo Doido bate-bola group - North Zone of Rio de Janeiro, Carnival 2018

Father helping his son to dress up. Old fashioned retro-styled Bate-Bola, favela of Muquiço, North Zone of Rio de Janeiro, Carnival 2018. Retro Bate-bola are a tendency since the economic crisis in Brazil.

Old fashioned retro-styled Bate-Bola, favela of Muquiço, North Zone of Rio de Janeiro, Carnival 2018. Retro Bate-bola are a tendency since the economic crisis in Brazil.

Old fashioned retro-styled Bate-Bola, favela of Muquiço, North Zone of Rio de Janeiro, Carnival 2018. Retro Bate-bola are a tendency since the economic crisis in Brazil.

"É o Poder" - It's the Power ! Bate-Bola group from Jacarepaguá, West Zone of Rio de Janeiro, showing off in Oswaldo Cruz, territory of other groups.

"É o Poder" - It's the Power ! Bate-Bola group from Jacarepaguá, West Zone of Rio de Janeiro, showing off in Oswaldo Cruz, territory of other groups.

Diogo - member of the Show Maior group in Oswaldo Cruz. That year - they had picked up Saint George - killing the Dragon - as a theme for their Bate-Bola. In Afro-Brazilian religions as Umbanda & Candomblé, São Jorge corresponds to the Orixa Ogum, divinity of War.

Show Maior group in Oswaldo Cruz. A whole family that forms a Bate-bola "turma". That year - they had picked up Saint George - killing the Dragon - as a theme for their Bate-Bola. In Afro-Brazilian religions as Umbanda & Candomblé, São Jorge corresponds to the Orixa Ogum, divinity of War.

Ruan is the leader and artist of the Show Maior group in Oswaldo Cruz. That year - they had picked up Saint George - killing the Dragon - as a theme for their Bate-Bola. In Afro-Brazilian religions as Umbanda & Candomblé, São Jorge corresponds to the Orixa Ogum, divinity of War.

"Havita" group of Bate-Bola, Oswaldo Cruz, North Zone of Rio de Janeiro, Carnival 2018.

"Havita" group of Bate-Bola, Oswaldo Cruz, North Zone of Rio de Janeiro.

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