Trivia question - What is the 3rd largest metropolis in the world?
Being in Brazil during carnaval is a big thing, although Rio de Janiero is the most famous Salvador is gaining popularity as it is aimed at the local people with more of a street parade and Olinda is also popular. However almost all the big cities have some sort of festival.
Our travel plan meant that we would not be in Brazil during carnaval but that did not prevent us from getting a taster.
In Sao Paulo we were invited to a samba rehearsal.
Admission to the rehearsal was R15. The hall was crowded and soon the band began the slow build up. The 6 main characters paraded through and did a bit of a dance. We were taught the main moves and give a song sheet.
It was great entertainment to see the costumes and feel the rhythm.
Trivia answer - San Paulo