In the year of the official return of the carnival in Brazil, the artist Leandro Vieira, nominated for PIPA 2020, was once again champion. Carnavalesco of Imperatriz Leopoldinense in 2023, Vieira commanded this edition of the Ramos neighbohood school, in Rio de Janeiro.
Remember Leandro Vieira’s 2021 conversation on PIPA Podcast, in which he talks about the relevance of this national festival and the symbols of Carnival. Vieira has mixed art and carnival in his work since 2015 and has already won two championships for Estação Primeira de Mangueira, in 2016 and 2019, and now has three titles. In the episode, the artist also emphasizes the cultural importance of the party for the Brazilian heritage, which portrays the country’s religious syncretism, very present in the carnival, in aesthetic and political choices.
Listen to the second episode of the second season here or access it on the streaming platforms, such as Spotify and Apple podcast, or visit our Youtube channel called Prêmio PIPA. The audio is only available in Portuguese.