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Celebrate Rio's Carnival Virtually With These Airbnb Online Experiences
No carnival? No problem. Airbnb is bringing the party to you with unique online experiences guaranteed to bring the celebration to your homes.
Take a deep dive into the rich Brazilian heritage and culture by learning the history of the traditional Bossa Nova music, pick up the rhythmic movements of the Afro-Brazilian samba dance with professional passista, Carla Campos, capture the art of the ‘carnival look’ with a make-up tutorial, or add a few recipes to your cooking repertoire.
The experiences range from $10 to $60 and are available on a first-come, first-served basis through the rest of the month.
The famous Rio carnival is another casualty of Covid-19, marking the first time it has been halted in over a century. You would have to go all the way back to 1912, when the carnival was postponed for two months after the death of the country’s foreign relations minister.
It is the largest carnival festival in the world, with an estimated two million revelers dancing along the parade route every year.
“At a time when festivities all around the world continue to be canceled, Airbnb is excited to help people travel virtually to Brazilian Carnival through Online Experiences,” Catherine Powell, Airbnb’s Global Head of Hosting said in a statement. “A global audience will get a direct window into Brazil, and connect with some of the most relevant Carnival experts to learn to dance, sing and celebrate this joyous event, all while staying safe at home.”
Here are some other experiences to look out for:
Crafting the costumes is an art itself and The Complete Carnival Experience takes you through the process all the way to the construction of the spectacular carros alegóricos.
Necessity is the mother of invention. Never has this been more apt than in this percussion class which transforms kitchen utensils into instruments.
Learn the nuances of the massive street festival including the difference between the carnival and the samba school competitions where teams build floats, hold song contests, and design according to a theme.
To learn more or to book your experience visit: www.airbnb.com/livecarnival.
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