São Vicente / Summer Carnival: Everything ready for today’s evening parade – internationalization is the goal

Mindelo, Aug 7 (Inforpress) – The 2018 edition of the Summer Carnival this evening in Mindelo is the culmination of a cycle of training events that involved the five official groups of São Vicente and a team of 42 Brazilians.

Over the course of eight days, the formation of the Carnival of Mindelo this year involved two new workshops, plumage, to make costumes, and papier-maché sculptures for floats. This, in addition to those already held, such as drums, master-room, flag-bearer, plot and passer, among others.

According to councilwoman Solange Neves, all of them, trainees and trainers, will parade in the street of the City of Mindelo, at 8:30 PM, on a route similar to that of the February Carnival, the difference is that the parade of today will culminate in Rua de Lisboa, on a stage set up in front of the Palácio do Povo.

It is there that, according to the same source, each of the five  groups of Mindelo – Samba Tropical, Vindos do Oriente, Monte Sossego, Cruzeiros do Norte and Flores do Mindelo – will make their presentation with the songs of Carnival 2018 and performance of flag bearer and queen of drums.