Brazilian Samba Carnival Parade 2012
5th Brazilian Samba Parade took place in Liverpool City Centre
on 14 July 2012 and was yet another fantastic event. This was
the highlight of 2 days of amazing Rio-style events. Taking part
in the event was Paraiso School of Samba; Sambiesta; Republic of
Swing; Edun Ara; Acro Iris; Batala; Karamba; Oxiris; Liverpool
Samba School; Tres Cidades: Calidoscopio, Nottingham School of
Samba & Samba Cultura Stoke; Oya Batucada; Cordao de Ouro;
Manchester School of Samba; Guarana Street Drummers; St. Peter &
Paul’s Samba School. Event might not have had as many floats as
in some years, it was still highly entertaining to see as the
carnival with its performers in glittering costumes, floats and
of course the bands playing the irresistible samba music snaking
though the City's streets. In total over 300 performers took
part in the event that started Abercrombie Square and finishing
with a fantastic event on Williamson Square.
Williamson Square also played host to the Main Stage, run by
event media partner Juice FM, had bands and singers from as far
away as Singapore and Brazil. They entertained a packed crowd
throughout Saturday afternoon and evening. That is not
forgetting the stalls serving Brazilian and world food and a
street market doing a roaring trade. Plus, on top of that,
football fans young and old showed off their skills and learned
some new ones at the Brazilian Soccer Zone, Clayton Square!
Founder Maeve Morris of Liverpool Carnival Company said:-
“We promised Brazilica would be back bigger and better for 2012
after last year’s success and I’m delighted to say the weekend
exceeded all our expectations. The people of Liverpool and
visitors from around the globe showed they can party Rio style,
the city has taken samba to its heart and given performers from
far and wide a great welcome. Roll on Brazilica 2013!”
Liverpool City Council’s cabinet member for culture and tourism,
Councillor Wendy Simon, also added that:- “Brazilica is
fast becoming a firm favourite in Liverpool’s events calendar
and it certainly brought the sunshine to the city centre this
weekend. The city council is proud to support this
family-friendly festival which really does bring wonderful
carnival sights and sounds to the streets of Liverpool, and I’m
delighted so many people came along and supported this samba
Ged Gibbons, Chief Executive of City Central BID (one of the
funders of Brazilica) said:- "To see thousands upon
thousands of families enjoying Brazilica was a wonderful sight
and shows why Liverpool is such a popular destination. With
Brouhaha and City Steps it was a true carnival weekend and the
atmosphere was electric. The really exciting thing for everyone
is that there’s even more great events still to come to the city
centre this summer as part of our Summer of Love campaign."
Juice FM Station Director Graham Sarath said:- “Juice FM
were once again delighted host the Brazilica main stage at such
a huge, feel-good event for Liverpool. A full line up of Juice
FM presenters, including the Sony Award winning Adam Weighell
from Juice FM Breakfast hosted throughout the day. Juice FM were
also delighted to lead the energetic, spectacular parade through
the City Centre.”
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