The Never Ending Carnival
Of course Carnival will come to an end. The last day of Carnival is tomorrow, but with Ash Wednesday only two days away it still seems like the carnival will go on forever, just as it seems that it has always been, especially in Rio. Yes, It’s back to Brazil, and now that I’ve actually found some true Brazilian music for carnival I present this Warner Brothers short from 1955 documenting carnival in all its fun and frivolity, all its tradition and mocking of tradition. This is closer to the carnival of Black Orpheus than my carnival of Tom Jones and Ethel Smith.