Sempre em que penso na palavra Carnaval, me vem à cabeça a figura de Carmen Miranda. Eu tenho um certo carinho especial por essa diva portuguesa de coração brasileiro. Carmen Miranda mostrou ao mundo o que o Brasil tem de melhor: a alegria.
When I think about Carnival I always remember about Carmen Miranda. I have a certain affection for this Portuguese diva of Brazilian heart. Carmen Miranda showed to the world what Brazil has to offer: the happiness.
Carmen was born in Marco de Canaveses, Portugal, but shortly after her birth, her family moved to Rio de Janeiro. Carmen became very famous in Brazil in 1930 so she started singing on radio stations. In 1939, Carmen went to United States then came the consegration of the singer. Carmen Miranda's figure is closely connected to the tropical, because of her colourful clothes and accessories and the fruit on her head. Carmen is an icon of Brazilian Carnival, not only to show the world the Brazilian culture, but also to transmit happiness to all. After all happiness is the real meaning of Carnival, right?
Eu particularmente gosto de Carnaval e da Carmen e vocês?
Particularly I like Carnival and Carmen Miranda. And you?