EEDS at 4th of July…with Porta Bandeira and Mestre Sala!

Porta Bandeira & Mestre Sala from Unidos do São Lucas Samba School in São Paulo, Brazil

We promised that we would update this site with some insider info about our 4th of July Parade, so we are happy to announce that for the first time our parade will include a Porta Bandeira and a Mestre Sala. These two roles are among the most coveted in Brazilian Carnaval parades.The female Porta Banderia (Flag Bearer) presents the school flag for the parade, while the male Mestre Sala (Master of the Room) dances alongside and draws attention to both the flag and the Porta Bandeira. As you can see, both wear very elaborate costumes! Check back on the blog to see artists sketches of our Porta Bandeira and Mestre Sala costumes.