Mark talks to musician Gilberto Gil in Rio, visits a samba school and discovers how carnival brings together rich and poor.
The north-east of Brazil is hot, arid and economically worse off than the south.
But life still stops for carnival in Recife where the rhythm of frevo is king.
|03||The Salvador Beat||19990317|
Salvador, Brazil's original slave trading port, has the largest black population in the country.
Carnival here mingles African gods and Catholicism with black pride.
|04||Faro And The Rainforest||19990318|
In the Amazonian city of Belem, carnival encompasses music parades and political theatre about the rainforest and land ownership.
|05 LAST||The South||19990319|
Mark travels to Rio Grande de Sal to celebrate carnival with gauchos, German immigrants and men who dress as women.