Magenta Radio is about to become the first British radio station to cover the Rio de Janeiro carnival (Carnaval do Rio de Janeiro), with unprecedented coverage of the event. The Rio carnival is one of the biggest in the world with more than 200 samba schools battling it out to be this year's carnival champion in front of bustling crowds at the Sambodromo on Sapucaí Avenue.
On air, all the songs from this year's festival will be played during a 90 minute special airing on Magenta Radio throughout the event, as well as the individual songs at various intervals throughout the day. Online we'll present the latest news and information on the 'Carnaval' page of this website, as well as the results once they are presented. We hope you can join us for this festival of colour and song for the first time on Magenta Radio!
2024 school/song list - Sambas de Enredo 2024:
Acadêmicos do Grande Rio - Nosso Destino É Ser Onça
Acadêmicos do Salgueiro - Hutukara
Beija-Flor - Um Delírio de Carnaval na Maceió de Ras Gonguila
Imperatriz - Com a Sorte Virada pra Lua, Segundo o Testamento da Cigana Esmeralda
Mocidade Independente de Padre Miguel - Pede Caju Que Dou... Pé de Caju Que Dá!
Mangueira - A Negra Voz do Amanhã
Paraíso do Tuiuti - Glória ao Almirante Negro
Portela - Um Defeito de Cor
Unidos do Porta da Pedra - Lunário Perpétuo: A Profética do Saber Popular
Unidos da Tijuca - O Conto de Fados
Unidos de Vila Isabel - Gbalá - Viagem ao Templo da Criação
Viradouro - Arroboboi, Dangbé