From the February issue of Forum
By Kim Beecheno, staff writer
At first glance, Brazilian Carnival may seem a little daunting to foreigners. A hedonistic festival of bright colors and costumes, with glittering men and women dancing Samba to an unyielding beat of thousands of drums and tambourines.
Gigantic floats roll past, with an energy in the air thick enough to choke off comparison to any celebration we have back home.
It’s the party to end all parties, and this month you have the chance to take part – or at the very least watch with a chilled caipirinha in hand. (more…)