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Urban Studio I : Sound of Rio

Carnival In Rio

Rio is famous for its world-wide event on early spring every year: the Rio Carnival. The final champion parade attracted millions of tourists coming and visiting this city, gathering under the arch of Sambadrome led by Oscar Niemeyer. However far before this final event strike on the heart of the city, the effect has reached throughout the east coast of Rio de Janeiro. In order to be selected to the final champion election, hundreds of street parties (called "bloco" in Spanish) are already spread wild into the street. These blocos are predecessor of the champion parade, as well as cells that arouse the city. Organized by certain musical instruments with a particular beats, it can be well recognized supported by different social gatherings.


Certainly each city has its own topological identity, same as Rio de Janeiro. However when transformed into a sound-involved descriptive way, it show completely different fabrics on the same map. The tracks led by players inside each street parties also form the path of Rio in its unique way. It is an event before the final chapter, but spread widely throughout the city. The way to look at the existed systems of a certain city may be valued in different way as such. To see a world already existed, to feel a world in another way.

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