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Rio 50 Degrees: Carry on CaRIOca

As Brazil prepares to host the Fifa World Cup this summer and the Olympic Games in 2016, imagine... explores the cultural and social history of the city of Rio de Janeiro.

As Brazil prepares to host the Fifa World Cup this summer and the Olympic Games in 2016, imagine... explores the cultural and social history of the city of Rio de Janeiro, home to more than six million Carioca.

A city of extremes, Rio is still seen by many as a tropical paradise, but it is also a city divided by class, ravaged by poverty and gun crime. With its roots and rhythms in samba, the music of Rio has directly influenced decades of social and cultural change.

imagine... journeys through an extraordinary city, illustrated and narrated by the music and voices of this Brazilian metropolis.

1 hour, 45 minutes

Last on

Fri 9 Sep 2016 23:35

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Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Alan Yentob
Director Julien Temple
Series Editor Alan Yentob

Broadcasts

  • Sun 18 May 2014 22:30
  • Sun 18 May 2014 23:00
  • Sun 18 May 2014 23:30
  • Sun 4 Sep 2016 23:00
  • Fri 9 Sep 2016 23:35