Ymweliad Dewi Pws â charnifal Rio de Janeiro, Brasil yn 2002 lle bu'n cymryd rhan yn yr wyl! Dewi 'Pws' Morris ventures to Brazil to take part in the world famous Rio de Janeiro...
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-Of all the celebrated, beautiful,
-romantic cities in the world...
-..to me, one name stands out.
-People have composed songs about it.
-The world's stars
-come here on their holidays.
-Novels have been written
-about this city.
-But more than anything,
-Hogia'r Wyddfa sang about it.
-The city's name?
-Rio de Janeiro.
-# Y Ferch Ar Y Cei Yn Rio #
-Thanks, Hogs. Next!
-Yes! Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
-Famous for sun, music, dancing.
-The people are exciting,
-friendly and extrovert.
-But more than anything,
-famous for the carnival.
-That's why we're here.
-We're with a samba school
-called Paraiso Do Tuiuti.
-The Bird of Paradise school
-has taken part in 45 carnivals.
-Last year, the Tuiuti
-was elevated to division one.
-Their dream this year
-is staying there.
-See that? My drum teacher said
-I sounded just like Ginger Rogers.
-I think he meant Ginger Baker.
-He said I danced like Ginger Baker!
-Carnival is important to everyone,
-inspiring people of all ages.
-song and dance routines...
-..or bang drums non-stop all day -
-and most of the night as well.
-I was gradually
-drawn into the experience.
-The beat was starting
-to get a hold on me.
-Rehearsals aren't child's play,
-Everyone takes it deadly seriously,
-concentrating on each note.
-Although I'd only been there a few
-days, I started to feel part of it.
-whether they'd succeed or not.
-The people's enthusiasm
-was getting to me.
-So many beautiful people!
-And they could all dance!
-If that was a practice, I'm
-looking forward to the real thing.
-The Tuiuti centre
-is under this busy flyover.
-They ingeniously hire it out as
-a car park to raise carnival money.
-This wall chronicles their history.
-In 1994, they came tenth in Group C,
-one of the inferior groups.
-They improved from 5th to 3rd and
-eventually became group winners.
-They were promoted to group B.
-They were elevated to group A
-in 2000, winning by half a mark.
-They've now joined 'Grupo Especial.'
-It's a special group of 14 schools.
-Their goal this year
-is to stay in Grupo Especial.
-Excitement fills the air. Everyone
-contributes in one way or another.
-I've been invited to join them
-in the carnival.
-It involves so much work
-and nearly 3,000 people.
-They all need their own costumes.
-Here's the list.
-Each one has a number.
-I'm looking forward
-to discover what I'll get.
-Waltinho is the creative director.
-He interprets the themes
-and keeps the momentum going.
-My costume has arrived.
-This year's theme
-is 'Moor in the Castle'...
-Paulo Georges Bourdoukan's book.
-There are five days to go.
-I wouldn't say they're panicking
-but they work 10-12 hours a day.
-Bourdoukan recounts a Moor captain's
-voyage from Africa to Brazil.
-They have seven floats and seven
-sections in the procession.
-Each reflects a different aspect
-of the Moor's life.
-The theme's only one
-of ten different elements.
-They include samba, song,
-costume, flag waving, decoration...
-..and drums. Each element
-wins marks on the big night.
-Samba and carnival
-belong to the African culture.
-It started amongst plantation slaves
-in the last century.
-The only location remaining
-for slaves to build houses...
-..was the worthless, steep hills
-surrounding the city.
-in the favelas - the shanty towns.
-Pedro De Sao established the first
-official samba school in the '20s.
-Influenced by European emigrants,
-it's become vital to the culture.
-It evolved into a magnificent,
-world famous pageant.
-Favelas are still out of bounds
-to gringos like me.
-But our hosts looked after us...
-..as we talked to residents
-about the carnival.
-I'm 40 and I've been part of
-the Tuiuti procession for 30 years.
-I'm an army fireman. I once escaped
-in order to take part.
-I was imprisoned for 30 days.
-But it was worth it, because the
-Tuiuti were the champions that year.
-makes life worthwhile.
-I've taken part for 25 years.
-I started as a drummer before
-joining the Maria Augusta section.
-Drug gangs have made this place
-hazardous to strangers.
-But I'm safe with Dona Iolanda.
-She's a member of a well known
-family in the area.
-She's appeared in the carnival
-every year since she was a child.
-I'm so used to being part of
-the school, I'd be lost without it.
-It fills my heart.
-According to Dona, the Tuiuti's
-success is down to one person.
-Amarildo Felipe, the presidente.
-The area and school
-are steeped in history.
-The samba school was popular amongst
-the people from the very beginning.
-We forged links
-with local businesses...
-..to raise money
-in order to take part.
-The Carnival is an expensive
-business and we were poor.
-There's nothing for the people
-in the favela, nor in the city.
-If the school closed,
-there'd be mayhem.
-People would die as a result.
-# The girl from Allt-y-Blaca
-# I ask her, "How are you doing?" #
-# The girl from Pontlotyn
-# Stepping out
-with a bloke from Scotland #
-What's this place called, Hughes?
-# The girl from Ipanema out walking
-# I ask her how she's feeling #
-That's better, isn't it?
-# The Girl From Ipanema #
-Any boy's dream, on any beach,
-anywhere in Brazil...
-..is scoring a goal
-for his country here...
-..the world's biggest stadium -
-The football last night was good.
-Tonight, we've a choice, Hughes.
-A lecture about traditional
-folk dancing in the museum.
-Or the Erotic Ball in La Scala.
-Tonight's the carnival's big night.
-The Gay Ball.
-This is where we've come.
-Not that I'm gay myself.
-I help out when they're busy.
-Come on, Hughes.
-Did you have to wear that skirt?
-As you can see, Gwyn Erfyl's
-conducting a few interviews.
-Emyr Wyn's behind me, surrounded
-by prominent Gorsedd members.
-I thought tomorrow
-was meant to be wild!
-The big day finally arrives.
-The Passarella do Samba day
-Everyone's clutching a costume
-with eager anticipation.
-What will the boys say,
-back in the rugby club?
-Some people who've worked for
-a year on the floats and costumes...
-..can't afford to come into
-the Sambadrome itself.
-They come here to wish us well.
-It's terribly hot
-and there are two hours to go.
-Like the two blokes in the sauna.
-One has high blood pressure,
-the other has water on the brain.
-One says, "It's hot in here."
-The other whistles like a kettle!
-has a 60,000 capacity.
-14 schools compete over two nights
-for the first prize.
-My costume's coming apart.
-These pieces... Don't you 'love' me.
-I can see them watching this
-in the rugby club.
-As new arrivals
-to the first division...
-..Paraiso Do Tuiuti will lead
-the procession. That's unfortunate.
-We'll have to warm up the crowd.
-We've heard rumours some members
-are late. They'll miss the start.
-I'm too nervous to waffle on here.
-And the hat isn't going to stay on,
-I know that now. See?
-I'll put it on the other way.
-Oh, I'm all nerves now.
-I still haven't learnt the song.
-# Lleucu Llwyd #
-They'll never know, will they?
-# Lleucu Llwyd #
-..these floats are OK
-but it's us, the performers...
-..who make the carnival come alive.
-Off we go!
-I've been waiting for
-for about an hour.
-It takes an hour
-for the procession to pass through.
-I enjoyed that -
-it was worse than a rugby game.
-I've cooled down
-after sweating buckets.
-I want to know
-what people thought of us.
-I reckon we looked alright.
-The crowd reacted.
-Better than being
-in the national stadium.
-What did the people think?
-Amazing. What did you think?
-We'll stay in the first division.
-The crowd responded well.
-Maybe we won't get a good result...
-..but it was a great experience
-and very good for our community.
-I feel a little sad.
-We could have been better.
-We'll have to wait for the result.
-My heart's racing.
-I think things went well
-but there were problems.
-Our lack of experience at competing
-at the highest level showed.
-But I feel the Tuiuti demonstrated
-their nature and character.
-I've been running around all day
-and arrived here feeling stressed.
-Maybe it's just me
-who feels a little low.
-I hope they stay
-in the first division.
-It's the competing that counts,
-isn't it, Hughes?
-No, you're right.
-We later heard
-the Tuiuti were unsuccessful.
-They drop out of the first division.
-A great disappointment to us all.
-This year's champions
-were Imperiatriz Leopoldinese.
-And fair play to them,
-they deserved to win.
-But there you go,
-their day will come.
-And next year, who knows?
-In the world of the Sambadrome -
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Ymweliad Dewi Pws â charnifal Rio de Janeiro, Brasil yn 2002 lle bu'n cymryd rhan yn yr wyl! Dewi 'Pws' Morris ventures to Brazil to take part in the world famous Rio de Janeiro Carnival.