Carnaval Brasileiro 2014: Orfeu

Carnaval Brasilerio 2014 marks the 10th anniversary of Austin Samba’s participation in this astounding event.

In celebration, we’ve chosen “Orfeu” as our theme, and we are modeling the show around the groundbreaking movie “Orfeu Negro.”

We have adopted “Aquarela Brasileira” for our samba this year. As Tio Jacaré says, it is “widely held to be the most beautiful samba of all time. In addition to being beautiful, it tells the story of the diversity and beauty of Brazil.”

Thus, this year’s show will combine “Orfeu Negro” with “Aquarela Brasileira,” and will be filled with familiar characters from the movie. We will samba the night away as Orfeu and Eurydice fall in love with each other and with Brazil. “Aquarela Brasileira” will be the magic carpet which takes the couple on their journey through the celebrations of Carnaval across Brazil.

Austin Samba will also be honoring our friend Seu Carlinhos Pandeiro de Ouro who appeared in the 1959 movie.