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‘It’s challenging’, says Alexandre Louzada about the most playful parade at Unidos da Tijuca | The Day in the Folia

Alexandre Louzada is the carnival of Unidos da Tijuca for this year’s paradeThalita Queiroz / Agência O Dia

Published 02/12/2024 03:39 | Updated 02/12/2024 03:41

Rio – One of the oldest active carnival performers, Alexandre Louzada, 66 years old, spoke, before the Unidos da Tijuca parade in the early hours of this Monday (12), about the challenge of bringing more playful plots to Sapucaí in 2024, after to be at the forefront of politicized topics. He is the one who signs the allegories and costumes of the school in the North Zone of Rio.

“It’s a good story to tell, a story that makes for good fantasies and allegories. We’re telling the story of a place through legends as if it were fact. That’s challenging,” he said in a characteristically soft voice.

Entitled “O Conto de Fados”, the plot of União da Tijuca brings a narrative describing stories passed down from generation to generation as legends and popular stories in Portugal.

With a long history in Rio Carnival, Louzada guarantees that he is a chameleon and is always innovating to deliver good work.

“Several younger carnival attendees came to Sapucaí today and have already worked with me. Having new people at Carnival is always a source of pride. If I have to have a modern proposal, I’ll face it. I try not to repeat myself”, he added.

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