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Banda de Ipanema:
Ipanema's Band debut was in 1965, when Brazil had just gone under a military dictatorship. Rio de Janeiro's most irreverent street band was founded by members of underground tabloid Pasquim. Banda de Ipanema became a major highlight of Carnival in Rio.

This is probably the most popular, and certainly the most celebrated neighborhood band in Rio. Its concentration spot is Praça General Osório, the square where the hippie fair happens, two blocks away from the beach. Banda de Ipanema always opens Carnival festivities in Rio in grand style. The first day of fun is Saturday, two weeks before Carnival officially begins.

from:
http://www.ipanema.com/carnival/banda.htm

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