Rio Rhythmics’ Carnaval Parade & Party

Saturday 6 February 2016

Embrace the summer vibe and take to the streets to celebrate Brazilian Carnaval right here in Brisbane’s West End.

Carnaval Party
Entry: FREE
Venue: Motor Room
4pm Brazilian band
5pm MC welcome followed by Forró lesson
5:45pm Brazilian band
6:30pm Xango Capoeira Roda, continues into Boundary St to meet the Parade
7:15pm Parade finishes
8pm Brazilian band
10pm Venue closes

Carnaval Parade
Entry: Registration required (see below for details)
Location: Boundary St between Vulture and Melbourne Streets
6:30pm Parade starts
7:15pm Parade finishes in the Motor Room

Register to be part of the parade
Get a taste of the real Carnaval experience and parade with us. No previous dance experience required, just a sense of adventure and community spirit.

Registration includes:
1 HR Samba Bootcamp 10am or 11am, Saturday 23 January. Learn simple sequences that you can call on during the parade.
1 HR Technical rehearsal with percussionists @3pm Sunday 31 January
Hire of an authentic Rio de Janeiro Carnaval costume (not bikinis)

Early Bird $60*
Round 1 $80*
Round 2 $100*

*plus Eventbrite booking fee

Click here to register on Eventbrite

Learn to dance
Get a jump start on the parade and attend our Weekly Samba classes Tuesdays from 5:40pm at Xango Capoeira, 349 Montague Rd West End. For course information click here.
Get Involved

Sound like your cup of tea? Call us to get involved on 3844 1824 or email

Whether you’re a dancer, musician, seamstress or willing to volunteer – we would love to hear from you.

When: 6 February 2016
Venue: The Motor Room, Boundary St Markets precinct, West End

Already dance or have a costume?

Contact us or call 38441824

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  • Tony Robertson

    Who will be doing the Welcome to Country at this event and will it feature local musicians and performers from our community?

    • Rio Rhythmics

      Hi Tony
      We have not included a Welcome to Country at the event and are not familiar with the protocol around this. The musicians are both Brisbane and Gold Coast based, Brazilian born and Australian musicians.