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A report from the chaotic, drunken equality of Brazil's Carnival.

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It’s mostly about getting drunk with your friends and family, getting crazy and taking the streets over from the cars, creating a critical mass of people, playing drums and creating trance-like rhythms that gets everyone into this zone where you can just dance behind a group playing the same song over and over again for four hours.

Life from Sao Paulo, Brian Mier puts down his beer just long enough to explain why the real Carnival is a loud, crazy celebration of fun, friendship and Afro-Brazilian culture.

Brian wrote the piece Into the Heart of Carnaval for the India Gazette London.

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Brian Mier is an editor at Brasil Wire and a freelance writer and producer.

 

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