Alegria Samba School is all about inclusion. We want everyone to be able to take part in carnival arts and we know that this is not easy for some people, especially for disabled people.

We aim to overcome barriers and work together to make world class carnival happen on the streets that everyone can be part of.

With the backing of UNLIMITED, an arts commissioning programme for disabled artists, we are creating a fantastic new piece of carnival together to share at events during 2018. We are working with our friends, Embaixadores da Alegria from Rio Carnival, to make the piece especially spectacular and authentic. Embaixadores da Alegria is the biggest disability carnival project in the world.

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What are we creating?

What are we creating?

Our carnival piece will be themed on the Mata Atlantica (rain forest) in Brazil, and calls for everyone to help save the forest and the endangered creatures and communities that live there. 

It features costumes inspired by exotic birds, flowers, animals and plants, as well as traditional characters from Afro Brazilian folklore such as Gaia the Mother Earth and Oxossi the Keeper of the Forest.

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