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Old school samba: Velha Guarda da Mangueira

By Michael Kurtz | 3 Comments » February 22nd, 2008

On Friday afternoon we visited the Velha Guarda da Mangueira at Mangueira headquarters in Zona Norte (North Zone) of Rio.  The Velha Guarda da Mangueira is a musical outfit comprised of the Mangueira samba school’s 10 most senior, well-respected members.  The group is legendary, and has performed throughout Brazil and Europe, for decades.  Join the in the musical revelries in today’s photo gallery.

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3 Responses to “Old school samba: Velha Guarda da Mangueira”

  1. Cau Says:

    AAA!!!!
    Vocês fazendo samba com a Velha Guarda da Mangueira e eu aqui…

  2. Cau Says:

    Ah,as fotos continuam lindas…

  3. Andy Says:

    I love this story–you really feel like you are right there with the group, sitting at a bar with these legendary musicians.

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