The Brazilian city is the spirit of the carnival and the 14th most violent city of the world.
We spoke to reggae historian John Masouri ahead of a new photo exhibition looking back at ska, dub, calypso and dancehall sound systems in the UK.
Trinidad Carnival is two months of "fetting" and "liming." It's as if India’s Holi festival did P90X on steroids. Here's the skinny on this Trini bacchanal and how to survive your comedown.
Hundreds of millions of dollars flow into the city for the annual celebration, but do sex workers benefit from that orgy of spending? I talked to some strippers and escorts to find out.
Carnival vibes from Britain's best girlband
Getting to know who people really are on the inside.
And more film stuff from the Grolsch Film Works blog.
Yeah, we're kinda excited for Carnival if you haven't noticed already.
IS IT SUNDAY YET? I WANT TO WIND ON SOMEBODY.
For one day each year, Scampia's children take centre stage.
There were parties before the Notting Hill Carnival, you know.