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Carnival 2002 - Paraiso is Samba, Samba is Paraiso

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2002 Carnival - photo: Simone Zara   2002 Carnival - photo: Simone Zara   2002 Carnival - photo: Simone Zara
Carnival 2002 - photo: Simone Zara

Judging Paraiso 'not allowed'

Notting Hill Carnival rules say that Paraiso cannot be judged as it's our first parade. Never mind, the newspapers did it for us!

 
Carnival 2002 - photo: Simone Zara

Paraiso featured in 5 national newspapers

Paraiso's debut was heralded with press coverage never seen before for Notting Hill Carnival including front pages on the Financial TImes and the Guardian.
"...But it was the Paraiso Samba School which stole the show with its gorgeously plumed costumes, confetti explosions and sheer numbers"
The Guardian
Tuesday 27 August 2002.

 

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