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Who will win the Brazilica crown?

Posted on July 15, 2014

carnival-queenThe World Cup might be over, but there is still much Brazilian fun to be had in the UK this month. Brazilica 2014 is alive and kicking and this Friday, July 18, the popular Carnival Queen competition will heat up Liverpool’s Alma de Cuba Bar on Seel Street from 9pm.

Brazilian dancers from far and wide will battle for samba supremacy in a competition on Friday night, which the public are invited to attend. The evening will act as a warm-up for the main Brazilica carnival day, which takes over Liverpool city centre on Saturday, July 19 in a magnificent colourful spectacle of Brazilian music, dance and culture.

The panel of judges will be hard pressed to pick a winner from Friday evenings line-up, which will see each dancer showcase their best routine, most dazzling costume, and, of course, their sparkling personality and energy. Contestants have come from far and wide to compete in the battle for this year’s title including Poland, Mexico and Brazil, as well as local talent from Preston and Liverpool.

Winner of 2013’s Carnival Queen title, Yazzmin Newell, who was also the 2012 London Samba School Queen, will hand over her crown on the night to this year’s deserving winner.

A highlight in the Brazilica calendar the Carnival Queen competition always proves to be a fun and highly entertaining evening that gets audiences in the samba spirit.

The Brazilica Carnival Queen competition will take place at Alma de Cuba, 76 Seel Street, Liverpool L1 4BH on Friday, July 18 at 9pm. Entry is free.

Nicola Rayner was editor of Dance Today from 2010 to 2015. She has written for a number of publications including The Guardian, The Independent and Time Out Buenos Aires, where she cut her teeth as a dance journalist working on the tango section. Now acting editor of Discover Britain magazine, she continues to dance everything from ballroom to breakdance, with varying degrees of success.

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