Man representing the figure of a “Malandro carioca” during the samba parade at the Sambadrome.
Malandro is a term that defines the guys that live on the gray zone of legality, with an idle easygoing lifestyle, looking for opportunities to make easy money. Also, typically a figure that has many girlfriends and manages his affairs without ever getting married.
Carnival in Rio is an industry that moves millions of Dollars every year. Some people actually live for the carnival in Rio. With investments funded by the local prefecture and private companies, the Samba Schools manage to spend most of it in making art.
Elaborate floats and costumes mark the carnival together with samba music.
Lots of people work all year long to get the lyrics and melody right. With weekly competitions on their own grounds, samba schools will spend good few months selecting which samba to sing during the parade.
Photo taken on 08/Feb/2016.