Celebrating the spirit of Samba with a Chinese twist

Americas Now

One of Brazil’s most traditional Samba Schools kicks off Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. And their parade tells a tale about China.

Some call the Samba parade in Rio de Janeiro the greatest show south of the equator. Thousands of dancers from Brazil’s top Samba schools perform in extravagant costumes.

This year, Brazilian dancers from the Imperio Serrano school told the story of China – from the Great Wall to the ancient Silk Road.

Correspondent Lucrecia Franco follows their path.