September 10th, 2022
at Houston Dynamo | PNC Stadium
in partnership with the
Brazilian Women Foundation and Houston Latin Fest,
and the support of the
Consulate-General of Brazil in Houston,
hosted a Brazilian Carnival Parade to celebrate the
200 years of Independence of Brazil.
Founded on: July 1st, 2020
President: Renato Lage
Directors: Leo Queiroz, Kleber Komká
Theme: “Samba Houston in the Space City”
# Wings: 13
# Participants: 223
Colors: Orange and Yellow
HOW DID IT WORK?
The theme for the 2022 edition was the city of
The parade was divided into sections called ‘alas’ or wings that represented different aspects of the city, with each wing consisting of approximately 30 members or more wearing the same costume.
Photos by Leo Queiroz
The 2022 edition of Samba Houston Carnival Parade was held at
HOUSTON DYNAMO | PNC STADIUM.
GUESTS OF HONOR
Almirzinho Serra is a renowned samba singer with an impressive resume. Besides being considered one of the top sambistas from Brazil, he is the son of legend Almir Guineto and performed as the lead singer of Grupo Revelação.
Alex Coutinho is an acclaimed dancer and choreographer from G.R.E.S. Paraíso do Tuiuti. Leader of the passista's wing, he has traveled the world teaching samba and performing in front of millions of spectators.
LETTER FROM THE GENERAL-CONSULATE OF BRAZIL IN HOUSTON
This Carnival parade is part of the celebration of the Bicentennial of the Independence of Brazil. September 7, 1822 was remarkable for the history of our country. With the famous “Grito do Ipiranga” (Call of Ipiranga): “Independence or Death!”, Brazil declared its independence from Portugal. Today, as the 5th largest country in the world and the 6th most populous, Brazil has established itself as one of the largest food producers in the world. Currently, about 1.8 million Brazilians reside in the United States, of which between 15,000 and 20,000 live in the Houston region. We at the Consulate General of Brazil in Houston are happy to support this cultural event that celebrates the roots of our culture and present “the biggest party in the world” to those outside our national territory. Come “sambar” with us!