It’s that time of year again folks, time to get those hips moving and that energy pumping for the 20th anniversary of Rio Rhythmics taking the festivities of Carnaval to the streets of West End in the Boundary St Carnaval Parade and Party.
Taking place on the same date as the famous Brazilian Carnaval, West End’s Boundary Street between Vulture and Melbourne Streets will come alive with the rhythm of Samba and music on Saturday February 6.
Over 150 costumed performers and musicians in feathered headpieces and shimmering outfits will flood the streets as the parade kicks off from the Motor Room at 6:30pm. Destined by nature to draw an exuberant crowd, the parade is an event that cannot be missed and the highlight of the evening.
Before and after the parade the Motor Room will play host to a live Brazilian band, free Brazilian Samba class, a martial art demonstration by Xango Capoeira Roda, and a free Brazilian Forro class.
A few lucky individuals will be participating in the parade itself as they don authentic Brazilian Carnaval-‘tastic costumes and dance their hearts out to the beat of a traditional percussion performance as the parade winds its way through the streets of West End.
A celebration of all things Brazilian and fun, this one night-only event is a must-see for every 4101 resident. With something to entertain every member of the family, what are you waiting for?
We know where we will be, rocking a beaded bikini of course!
Words by Shannon Coward
Images supplied by Rio Rhythmics